Domaine du Vieux Pressoir is located in Vaudelnay, a small village in the Loire Valley. Frédéric Etienne is the winemaker and manager of the 26-hectare estate, which is certified HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale). The property dates back to 1892 and was a key player in the creation of the Saumur appellation in the 1930s as well as more recently the smaller appellation of Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame in 2009, which itself has been a winegrowing village since the 13th century.
This Cabernet Franc is from vines 7-26 years old on ancient soils. No oak, just fermentation in concrete, giving a full, fleshy, broad range of flavours without imparting any oak flavour. You get lovely ripe red berry fruits and spice, and fine-grained tannins.