In the heart of the Loire, Château du Hureau has been making superb wines since the end of the eighteenth century. Generation after generation, vines have been grown on twenty or so hectares divided into twenty parcels spread across the famous communes of Saumur, Souzay-Champigny and Dampierre. The land is planted primarily with Cabernet Franc which reigns supreme in the Saumur Champigny appellation. As for Chenin Blanc, it is used to produce white Saumur wines and Coteaux de Saumur. The vines develop on a terroir that is typical for the area, being composed primarily of tufa and limestone. Philippe Vatan has been running this organically certified domaine since 2011, assisted by his daughter Agathe over the past few years. Together they make red wines with great finesse, dry white wines and even dessert and sweet wines, whenever the climat allows it.
About the cuvée
From the locality called "La Corde", Cabernet Franc is grown on soils of clay, sand and tuffeau stone. Certified as organic, it is carefully sorted before entering the cellar. Entirely destemmed, it then macerates for one month before undergoing malolactic fermentation in vats and ageing for 18 to 24 months in barrels. Powerful and profound, Lisagathe cuvée is the pride of the domain, combining elegance and finesse. To accompany this nectar, nothing beats a tender leg of lamb with Mediterranean vegetables.
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