Domaine du Collier Saumur Rouge La Charpentrie is a single-variety Cabernet Franc red wine made by Domaine du Collier under the AOC Saumur, in the Loire Valley, France.
Antoine Foucault and Caroline Boireau set up Domaine du Collier in 1999, in Brézé, in the Loire Valley. Here, they cultivate 6.5 hectares of vineyards according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture in an area where the Chenin Blanc variety dominates.
There is less than one hectare of Cabernet Franc. Domaine du Collier Saumur Rouge La Charpentrie comes from a hundred-year-old vine of the same name where these red grape clusters grow in plots with soils made up of clays, silica and limestone rocks, which results in deep and complex wines.
Antoine and Caroline work their vineyards with minimal intervention, no chemical fertilisers or herbicides, and only adding the necessary minimum amounts of sulphites. The clusters ferment with their native yeasts and age in barrels in troglodyte caves, historic caves carved in tuff limestone cliffs that ancient settlers used as homes.
Charly and Nady Foucault, Antoine Foucault’s father and uncle, own the renowned Clos Rougeard winery, so Antoine has grown up with a firm belief in creating great, high quality wines and this Domaine du Collier Saumur Rouge La Charpentrie is, without no doubt, a great Saumur wine.