Serious cabernet franc from Breze in Saumur (Loire Valley). Arnaud Lambert is "one of the most talented winemakers in the Loire" Bettane & Dessauve - Top 100 producers of France 2019.
"From a 2ha site planted 1995 on sand over limestone soil. 100% destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast this has a very gentle vinification using maceration with no pump overs. Aged 50% in tank and 50% in older barrels and blended together back in tank for another 6 months of ageing before bottling and ageing another 12 months in bottle before release. Very fresh fine and expressive yet also quite restrained. Would benefit from decanting to show its best, this has obvious ageing potential." Vintage and Vine.