La Croix de Chaintres Saumur-Champigny
notes from the importer:
Hailing from the central Loire Valley comes the small standout appellation of Saumur Champigny. Named for the city of Saumur and the village of Champigny, it’s nestled between Bourgueil, Chinon, and Anjou. This is an area famed for its Cabernet Franc, but Saumur Champigny is an exception to the typical style. The wines are less rustic and tannic, more light and fresh. Instead of ageing in concrete, this Cabernet Franc ages in stainless steel tanks. The screw-cap closure allows the wine to retain its freshness, instilling its drink-me-now mentality. The history of the La Crois de Chaintres began four generations ago; father Paul and son Frédrik built up this estate to where it is today. Frédrik continues to steer the winery in a more natural direction; he employs sustainable farming and has converted more than half of the vines to organic practices.
notes from Decanter:
The Filliatreau family played an important part in reviving this appellation in the 1970s. Today the domaine is managed by siblings Fredrik and Christina, the fourth generation. This 100% Cabernet Franc from 30 year old vines displays beautiful crunchy red fruits with some herbal hints. This is a perfect summer red to enjoy slightly chilled with grilled meat and charcuterie or on its own while the barbecue is warming up!
Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $50. We do deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays, and will contact you via e-mail with specifics after you order. We will text you shortly before we arrive with your delivery. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Wine boxes ordered online by 2pm Tuesday through Saturday will be available for same-day pick-up by 5pm. Boxes ordered after 2pm will be available the following pick-up day by 5pm.