Filliatreau 2005 Saumur (Loire) – Black earth with leafy/grassy notes, some rosemary, and a rather surprisingly intense core of dark purple plumminess. Delicious and nicely balanced, but heftier than the typical Saumur. (6/06)
100% cabernet franc. Saumur, in the typical French conception, is a light, crisp wine full of herbed berries and mostly served chilled and en pichet in hundreds of Parisian bistros. This wine can certainly be served in a pitcher, but it’s far too deep and flavorful to be served chilled. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: extruded synthetic. Importer: Louis/Dressner/LDM. Web: http://www.filliatreau.fr/.