Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Salles Martin

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny Cuvée: Les Salles Martin Colour: Red Grapes: Cabernet Franc About: Tiny production from a very small parcel of both red and white grapes on predominantly sand and silex soils, made by infusion, aged in clay jar, with very elegant results. First made in 2017. Vines Location: St Cyr-en-Bourg. Size: 0.22 hectares. Age: vines … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Salles Martin

Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Ruben

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny. Cuvée: Ruben. Colour: Red. Grapes: Cabernet Franc. About: a richer wine than Hanami, this was the first Cuvée made by both Sebastien and Emeline. Named after Emeline’s godchild. Vines Location: in Saumur. Size ha: 4. Age: 40 years old. Soils: limestone and clay. Exposition: gentle slope. Altitude m: 95. Training: guyot. Farming: organic, … Continue reading Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Ruben

Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Hanami

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny. Cuvée: Hanami. Colour: Red. Grapes: Cabernet Franc. About: named after the Japanese cherry blossom festival which usually takes place in early Spring, this wine reflects the new energy, freshness and beauty of Spring. Vines Location: in Saumur. Size ha: 4. Age: 35 years old. Soils: limestone and clay. Exposition: gentle slope. Altitude m: … Continue reading Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Hanami

Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny La Haye Dampierre

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny Cuvée: La Haye Dampierre Colour: Red Grapes: Cabernet Franc About: First produced in 2013, from a small parcel of 40 year old vines on sandy limoneux soils. Antoine comments that the terroir here is a pleasure to work since it’s well sheltered, albeit north, north-east facing. Vines Location: Varrains, hameau de Chaintre, not … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny La Haye Dampierre

Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Terres Rouges

About: Appellation: Saumur-Champigny Cuvée: Les Terres Rouges Colour: Red Grapes: Cabernet Franc About: Antoine’s newest wine, first produced in 2016, from one tiny parcel of young Cabernet Franc vines. Antoine spotted the difference in the site and produces a wine quite distinct from the others due to the soil, later picking and use of part … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Terres Rouges

Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny Cuvée: Les Poyeux Colour: Red Grapes: Cabernet Franc About: Antoine’s version of this celebrated vineyard, where he’s fortunate to own four hectares, which abut those of Clos Rougeard. It was first produced by Antoine in 2011 and just gets better and better every year as Antoine gets to know the fruit. Farmed organically, … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux

Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Cuvée Domaine / Paterne

Appellation: Saumur-Champigny Cuvée: Domaine / Paterne from 2019 Colour: Red Grapes: Cabernet Franc About: Renamed Paterne with the 2019 vintage. Antoine’s entry level wine is a lovely, pure expression of this terroir. It smacks of Curnonsky’s admonition that “things should taste of what they are”. And it demonstrates the level of quality achievable and why … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Cuvée Domaine / Paterne

Antoine Sanzay

Who: Antoine Sanzay What: Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, Loire Where: Varrains, Maine-et-Loire When: Since 2002 The Story For many years, Saumur-Champigny, mostly red and sometimes white, was just another wine to slake thirsts in Paris Bistros. Its red grape Cabernet Franc destined also to lie in the shadow of much more famous Cabernet Sauvignon and the wines … Continue reading Antoine Sanzay