Produced by Guy Saget, one of the leading négociants in the Loire, this is a smooth, soft wine, very approachable, with new wood flavors and a polished, velvet texture. For a Saumur-Champigny, it is dense and not at all like the more familiar fresh style.
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.