Planted on clay-limestone soils of tuffeau (sedimentary stone of the Turonian formed 90 million years ago).Strict controls are imposed by the Sustainable Agriculture Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value labels, and now by the Organic Agriculture label.
Alcohol Grade: 13.5%
Aging/ Vinification: The grapes are placed in temperature-controlled vats for a cold maceration of two to four days, then a controlled fermentation. The intensity of the ventilation and the choice of temperatures are made according to the vintage, to seek harmony, fruit and elegance while having texture and volume upon tasting. Aged in stainless steel vats.
Best to have it: 12-16ºC
Annual Production: 60,000 bottles
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Château de Targé
Historic Domaine de Saumur of the Targé family since 1655. Magnificent castle built into the calcareous rock, ideal for having the region’s cépages (Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc).
Paul Pisani-Ferry, an ambitious and passionate young man, studied enology and traveled the world before returning to the winery. He converted the vineyard to organic, not without facing difficulties since 2016 and 2017 were years of hail and diseases. He lost part of his vintage but the quality of his wines rose impressively.
The domain recently celebrated its 350th anniversary and is reinforced with modern facilities which allow them to diversify the methods of winemaking and to enhance this magnificent terroir.