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Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur-Champigny "Les Clos Lyzières" 2016

Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur-Champigny "Les Clos Lyzières" 2016

$59.00

This Saumur-Champigny "Clos Lyzières" is fresh, vibrant and balanced.

In the small circle of elite producers in the heartland of Saumur-Champigny in Varrains, the lively, friendly and talented Dominique Joseph is impossible to miss. Fully organically farmed since 1992, the Domaine grows 12 hectares of vineyard perfectly located over 55 different locations. The "Les Clos Lyzières" is a single vineyard ideally located meters away from the legendary "Les Poyeux" vineyard, with a south, southeast exposure to the sun.

The bouquet opens up with dense black fruit, violet flower petals and wet forest floor, subtle leather notes which are multi-layered and deep. On the palate, the minerality goes on and melts into beautiful wild herbs and black fruit notes.

There is a lot going on in this wine. It can be drunk for a barbecue, lamb cutlets or slow cooked lamb shoulder. Drink now or keep in the cellar up to 2026+. 100% Cabernet Franc.

"The “Les Clos Lyzières” will change your wine world forever. The energy Cabernet Franc from Saumur can provide is unmatched. It refreshes an otherwise very complex wine and redefines its lines to elegant."

At Domaine le Petit Saint Vincent, Dominique Joseph wants to make Cabernet Franc in all its versatility. The 55 plots owned by the Domaine at different locations, soils and sun exposure provide just that. The organic vineyards are harvested by hand and the grapes are destemmed to undergo their maceration in concrete vats for the blended cuvées and in an oak vat for “Les Poyeux”. A low yielding vineyard is always offering wines of great depth and complexity. Once the maceration or infusion is done, fermentation is completed with respect to the fruit.

The “Les Clos Lyzières” cuvée is then matured for twelve months on fine lees in concrete vats.

What we say

"The “Les Clos Lyzières” will change your wine world forever. The energy Cabernet Franc from Saumur can provide is unmatched. It refreshes an otherwise very complex wine and redefines its lines to elegant."

Technical notes

At Domaine le Petit Saint Vincent, Dominique Joseph wants to make Cabernet Franc in all its versatility. The 55 plots owned by the Domaine at different locations, soils and sun exposure provide just that. The organic vineyards are harvested by hand and the grapes are destemmed to undergo their maceration in concrete vats for the blended cuvées and in an oak vat for “Les Poyeux”. A low yielding vineyard is always offering wines of great depth and complexity. Once the maceration or infusion is done, fermentation is completed with respect to the fruit.

The “Les Clos Lyzières” cuvée is then matured for twelve months on fine lees in concrete vats.