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September 2010: Guide Dussert Gerber 2011

"...Superb Saumur Champigny Ch de Targé 2008 (7.50 €), deep colour, complex nose
sporting all the characteristic spiciness and ripe redberry flavours
of the Cabernet Franc. Well structured, with good keeping potential.

The Saumur-Champigny Quintessence Vieilles Vignes 2006 (19 €) offers a
superbly rich mouthful, with long-lingering flavours of cherries and
blackberries. Intense and aromatic on the nose, good keeping
potential.

Also not to be missed is the Saumur Blanc Les Fresnettes 2007 (12 €) made
from specially selected Chenin grapes from low-yield vines, matured in
barrel. Very classy and elegant, loads of acacia flower, fern and
apple notes on the nose, rounded and perfumed on the palate.

The novelty is the Saumur Brut Blanc de Targé 2007 (11 €) made from 70 %
Chenin Blanc,  30 % Cabernet Franc. Part - matured in barrels previously used for the Fresnettes cuvé. Harvested exactly as per the Crémant its bubbles are restrained but long-lived, combining flavour and class with nuances of hot toast, peaches and narcissi. A very elegant cuvée.

Not to be missed."