100% Cabernet Franc
A nod to Nicolas' history just across the forest in Chinon, Sanguine is a 100% Cabernet Franc. It comes from the low part of the hillside in the lieu-dit Hauts Baigneux where the soils are dominated by flint. The grapes are harvested at full maturity to create a full-bodied red wine with smooth tannins.
Hauts-Baigneux (Cheillé), from the lower part of the slope with more flint
Clay with a high proportion of silex with limestone bedrock
Vines planted in1960s
Vineyard size1 ha
Fruit is harvested at full maturity, then undergoes nine days maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with native yeasts and no added sulfites or added sugars.
ElevageStainless steel tanks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Filtration "sur terre blanche"
Total production average6,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle794020260116