Operating as a charity, the Hospices de Saumur owns vineyards that have been donated over the years. This Saumur Champigny has intense medicinal aromas, followed by some firm, dry tannins. It shows fresh berry fruits, but also weight from concentrated mint and black plum skin structure. The finish is dry and firm.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.