Saumur Cuvèe des 12 Fûts 2011- Château Fouquet
The "Saumur Cuvèe des 12 Fûts" from Château Fouquet is a fantastically ripe and full-bodied wine. Only made in years that had a splendid harvest. The 100% Cabernet Franc from 30 year old vines at the base have a substantial pruning plan in the vineyard and thus a smaller yield with high concentration of flavor. Organically grown on clay-limestone the wine is raised and aged for 18 months in, a total of 4 new and 8 old wooden barrels. The Saumur Cuvèe des 12 Fûts has many softly sweet and spicy flavors. Tones of roasted jammy pitch black berries, a full-bodied palate with hints of bay leaf, of coffee and of chocolate. Delicious drinking with game like deer in sauces with mushrooms and a stewed pear, with a nice piece of brie, but also with a chocolate (!) dessert. Serve at 16 degrees for the maximum taste sensation.
Alcohol Content: 14%