Pierre-Adrien Vadé - Les Hauts Buts Saumur-Champigny 2019
100% Cabernet Franc
Saumur-Champigny, Loire, France
Domaine Pierre-Adrien Vadé is located in Saumur-Champigny, in the Loire Valley. He is son and grandson of winemakers and has been making wine in this appellation since 2014. His vineyard, nestled between the Loire and Thouet, takes its specificity from a clay-limestone soil rich in tuffeau, a chalk characteristic of the Vallée de la Loire and which has a strong capacity to accumulate solar heat during the day to restore it at night. The wines of Pierre-Adrien Vadé have been in conversion to organic farming since 2015 and are produced according to a plot selection. Each plot is vinified differently: the first in barrels, the second in vats and the fermentations are carried out with natural yeasts. He uses his father's winery, which has complete facilities.
Les Hauts Buts cuvée comes from the plot located in the town of Souzay-Champigny, at a place called Les Hauts Buts. The vines are around 40 years old on average, the oldest are over 60 years old. The harvest is manual with sorting at the plot. Maceration lasts about 2 weeks, with punching down. The wine is aged for 10 months in vats. One of our favorite Cabernet Francs out there.