Anjou Rouge ‘Reliefs' Château Soucherie 2015
Château Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon, Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Anjou-Saumur
“The progression here has been evident since the iLoire Redfrnvolvement of winemaker Thibaud Boudignon in 2008. The Chenins are more precise whilst the Savennières and the sweet wines show fine energy.”
Bettane & Desseauve 2017
The majestic Château Soucherie’s historic 28 hectare estate lies just 20 minutes south of Angers, producing wines from Anjou, Savennières, Coteaux du Layon and Chaume. Owned and run by Pascale and Roger-François Béguinot, their team works with immense care and dedication, guided by respect for the natural balance of the soils and their vines. All of the work of the vineyards is carried out manually: from stripping to budding, and canopy management to harvesting. The resulting wines are superb, each expressing the authenticity, richness and diversity of their different soils.
Packed with blackcurrants, red cherries and cranberries. There are also underlying notes of menthol, graphite, earth and liquorice. Well-structured with fine-grained tannins and a fresh acidity, this is a great expression of the Anjou terroir.
Grape: 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grolleau