Saint Jean d’Aumières, Les Marnes, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Saint Jean d’Aumières, Les Marnes, Cabernet Sauvignon – Medaille d’Or Paris, 2017
IGP Pays d’Oc
Cabernet Sauvignon ripens perfectly in the limestone and loam of the marnes soil. It is vinified in a similar way to the Merlot, but with only 20% of the wine in oak for six months, to maintain the wonderful fruit character.
The colour is deeper, and there is a gorgeous nose of cassis and lead pencils. Pure, concentrated cassis fruit dominates the palate, with a silky texture, leafy hints and a touch of cedar at the finish. The tannins are soft and ripe and there is good length.
This is perfect for current drinking but will easily keep for two to three years. It tastes for all the world like a good quality claret!