Château de Targé Cab Franc Saumur-Champigny 2018
This is Cabernet Franc at its finest! Saumur has the hottest, driest microclimate within the entire Loire Valley. The combination of clay and limestone soils, a uniquely warm climate, and an expert winemaker create world-class Cabernet Franc. The fruit is fermented and aged in stainless steel to retain as much fresh, fruity character as possible. Château de Targé’s Cab Franc is medium bodied, striking a beautiful balance of brambleberry and red currant fruit, with an undertone of dried herbs, highlighted by an ever-present floral bouquet. Food pairing possibilities are endless, however I would have a glass alongside roast turkey with Seville oranges and sage or dried Porcini mushroom risotto with currants and slivered almonds.