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Loire Valley

Domaine de l'Ecu

Vitae - 2018 - Fred Niger

Beware, this wine could reconcile you with Cabernet Sauvignon once and for all! A nose with notes of small red berries and maquis, with a touch of minerality. Palate: this is serious, structured juice, crafted for food pairings. Whether you thought yourself a Cab aficionado or not, prepare yourself for love at first sip! A pure pleasure cuvée, which will only grow in potential after a rest in the cellar. 

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2021 to 2028
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VAT included

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc from vines farmed biodynamically and certified by Demeter. Harvested by hand, of course. This cuvée was vinified by Claire Niger, but all the usual respectful methods of the estate are at play here: one year of maceration in amphorae, no fining, no filtration, and just a micro dose of sulphur at bottling. Only 880 bottles produced!

Fred Niger

Fred Niger

Fred bought Domaine de l'Écu in 2010, with its perfect soils cultivated organically since 1972, then certified biodynamic by DEMETER in 1996. But perhaps his top asset is the man he’s been collaborating with since 2014 – Guy Bossard, the master of Muscadet. The pairing is simply miraculous. Fred, a novice at winegrowing but an unparalleled taster, knows exactly what he wants and what he...

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