Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 750ml
100% Cabernet Franc, hand-harvested from organically tended vines planted on gravelly, shale soils in western Anjou (just across the river from Savennières). The idea here is for a fun, lively, no-nonsense 'vin de soif', made to be enjoyed young while vibrant and fresh. To this end the fruit is fully destemmed and then simply fermented/raised in stainless steel for just six months, and with no sulphur until bottling. This leaps out of the glass with freshly picked berries, dried herbs and smoky graphite notes. The palate is crunchy-fresh and juicy, mixing the same explosive, smoky, red berry fruit into a seamless whole. Big on charm and drinkability. Even bigger on value.