2018 CHATEAU HUREAU Saumur Champigny 'Tuffe' 75cl (Loire Valley, France)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 100% Cabernet Franc
Tasting - Unmistakable Loire Cabernet Franc aromatics: Green pepper, tomato leaf, blackcurrant bush. In the mouth it's sleek and fleet-footed with a nervy spine of pencil shavings and more of the succulent blackcurrant note. A benchmark of the style.
FYI: Tuffe refers to the soil these vines grow in; tuffeau is a type of limestone. It's the literal building block stone used in those fancy Loire valley chateaux.