Domaine du Colombier

Val de Loire Cabernet Franc Rose 2018

With only 10.000 bts per year this is a limited production rose made out of Cabernet Franc (85%) and with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon and labeled as IGP Val de Loire. The vineyard is a small one (1,5 ha) with vines ageing 25 years. Vinification: Direct pressing followed by cold setting. Fermented during 20 days at 18°C, it matures 100% in steel tanks with 2 rackings. History tells us that Cabernet Franc arrived in Loire through the Nantes harbor; this would be the reason why it is also called “Breton” in the Loire Valley, as Nantes was in Brittany.