Domaine L'Austral - VDF "Octopus" Rouge 2022
In the heart of Puy-Notre-Dame, Saumur, L’Austral has brought a new perspective with Australian influence to Loire Valley wines. The vines of the Amandiers parcel were planted in 1990. In 2016, the chance to start their own domaine occured through the lovely Françoise & Philippe Gourdon of Château Tour Grise, who allowed them to lease out and take over 4 ha of vines that have been grown biodynamically for 20 years. These vines are 30 years old.
Crunchy red fruits, light white pepper from Grolleau, savory and blonde tobacco from the Cab Franc, this is a playful, fresh red wine that dances on the tongue. Bright, but with depth and substance. 100% Cabernet Franc.