Chateau du Hureau Tuffe Saumur-Champigny 2017

Original Price $23.99
Current Price $19.97

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93pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Straight from the Loire, the Chateau du Hureau Tuffe Saumur-Champigny will not only delight your taste buds, it will make you look like a culinary star! And, you can't beat this price with a stick. Its gorgeous texture, dark, ripe fruit, smooth, integrated tannins, and spice notes make this delicious French red remarkably versatile and food friendly. Pair it with everything from Sunday night garlic-roasted chicken, to grilled sausages with polenta and black olive tapenade, pork tenderloin with spicy soy glaze to pan seared ribeyes with black trumpet mushrooms with a big knob of blue cheese butter on top. Hungry yet? We are.

Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "The 2017 Saumur-Champigny Tuffe is 100% Cabernet Franc done entirely in tank. A rush of dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice, menthol, rose petal, juniper berry and dried herbs makes a strong opening statement. The 2017 has more than enough fruit depth to balance its more savory qualities. Drink it over the next handful of years (2020-2029)." Oct 2020

Winery:  "From a serious basis of really ripe Cabernet Franc grapes, this is a really serious wine… But which doesn’t take itself too seriously! Its delightful lack of pretention will please one and all!"

Trade Notes: "Tuffe is Philippe Vatan's red made from a wide variety of parcels spread across his limestone-rich vineyards. Aged in stainless-steel in an immaculate cavernous cellar, this has classic Cabernet Franc notes that include black raspberry and just the right amount of savory herbs while finishing with well-integrated tannins. This wine goes great with pork in all forms: rillettes, chops or roast. The wine’s versatility makes it wonderful with beef and chicken too."

Bottle 750ml, cork   
Varietal 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol  ~12.5%
Aging 12-24 months, mainly in tanks/vats
Region Loire, France
Original Price $23.99
Current Price $19.97

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