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Sept 2011 : Dussert-Gerber Guide 2012

"I appreciate my friend Edward, warm and passionate, from my first Guide and I followed, vintage after vintage, his progress that lead him to the top of his wines' Appellations.

Since 2000, he got every year the label "Terra Vitis" (independent organism checking the respect of the environment): cultivated soil and grass, compost replacing chemical fertilizers..

 Saumur Champigny Targé 2009,  garnet, fragrant, rich on the palate, with well balanced tannins, combining tannic structure and roundness, very affordable (7.50 €). La Cuvée Ferry 2009 is intense, spicy, with rich tannins, powerful mouth, deep garnet color, good structure, a wine that is worth waiting for better use of its potential (14 €) : as the 2008 Quintessence, rich on the nose and mouth, still young, a great aromatic complexity, combining breadth and richness of tannins on the palate (20 €).
Beautiful Saumur Brut Blanc 2008 (70% Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc 30%), partial aging in barrels that have been used for Les Fresnettes, light  and persistent foam, combining savor and distinction, with notes of toast, peach and narcissus , what a distinction (9 €). The Saumur Brut Rosé 2009 develops on the nose and mouth with aromas of red fruit, a round wine with fine bubbles and bright, ideal on a strawberry dessert (9€).

Very charming, Saumur Blanc Les Fresnettes 2008 (Chenin from severe sortings, on low yields and a total breeding in barrels), sweetness of fresh fruit and ripe, rich and distinguished (12 €).
Goûtez également le Coteaux de Saumur 2009 , (élevage une bonne dizaine de mois dans les fûts qui auront servi pour les Fresnettes) , de charpente fine et bien équilibrée, un vin charmeur, riche et persistant en bouche, savoureux, d'excellente garde (21 €). Vous hésitez encore ?"