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Château de Targé, Saumur-Champigny

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Château de Targé - Saumur-Champigny

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The opinion of the sommelier

In the heart of Maine-et-Loire, you will find a very good appellation that I especially enjoy : Saumur-Champigny. To me, Château de Targé reflects the best you can do on this amazing terroir of the Loire Valley. The wine offers a nice garnet colour with purple reflections, a fruity nose with a strong intensity, and a silky mouthfeel enhanced by soft tannins revealing the characteristics of cabernet franc. A wine that perfectly pairs with a capon stuffed with porcini mushrooms. 

 

Terroir

Saumur-Champigny’s best asset is a soil rich in tuffeau stone, a chalky stone that absorbs most of the rain that falls during winter and gives it back slowly and regularly during summer. Thus, during the heat of summer, the sun ripens the grapes while the soil refreshes it through the roots hence ensuring a perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity.

lecepage Grape variety

Cabernet franc comes straight from the Southern Basque Country in northern Spain and was originally brought back to the south west of France by pilgrims coming back from Santiago de Compostela. It took centuries to find its way to the Loire Valley where it was first planted during the 11th Century. However, cabernet franc was a total hit there as it is today the main black grape variety in the region !

lemillesime Vintage

In the Loire Valley, the vintage effect does not play the same role as it does in Bordeaux. Indeed, in Bordeaux, vintages are ranked according to their quality. In the Loire Valley, it’s more complicated than that as each vintage has its own style. The sunny vintage will please more the ones who enjoy concentrated wines whereas the more rainy vintages will seduce people who prefer refreshing wines. Thus, in the Loire Valley, every wine lover has their own vintage ranking. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

Château de Targé has welcomed a lot of famous people through the centuries ! Originally, it used to be the personal vineyard of Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain, Louis XIV’s secretary. Then, the Targé-Parnay family inherited it, and one of its members, Henri, was close to many politicians under the 3rd Republic, so former Minister of State Léon Gambetta was often invited to the Château. Then, the estate was transmitted to Edgard Pisani, minister of Charles De Gaulle and is still run by his son Edouard nowadays.
 
My VitiBox, January. 2016 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles. Delivery within 7 days. 

The wine offers a nice garnet colour with purple reflections, a fruity nose with a strong intensity, and a silky mouthfeel enhanced by soft tannins revealing the characteristics of cabernet franc.

 
 
  • Température :13° - 15°C
  • Carafage :Open just before serving. 
  • Garde : until 2021
Food and wine pairings
Charcuterie board
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Capon stuffed with porcini mushrooms
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Vacherin cheese
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Raspberry crumble
 
 
Appearance -A garnet and shiny dress.
Garnet
Nose -Pleasant nose to the aromas of spice and red berries.
Aromatic intensity :
Revealing when aereating
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Spices
Aromas : Ginger, pepper, pod-pepper, blackcurrant

Mouth
- A fresh and silky mouth.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Dry

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Weak

Wood level :
Light wooden touches

Aftertaste
: long

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