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"Le Petit St Vincent" Saumur Champigny
Le Petit Saint Vincent comes from Dominique Joseph's younges Cabernet Franc vines just outside the village of Varrains. The soils are sandy. It is vinified and aged entirely in cement. The combination of the aging and it being Cabernet Franc from sandy soils makes it the most immediately approachable bottling from Dominique.
"Le Clos Lyzières" Saumur Champigny
"Les Clos Lyzières" comes from a parcel of 55 year old Cabernet Franc just outside the village of Varrains. The soils are clay and limestone based. It is vinified and aged entirely in concrete.
Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny
Dominique Joseph's family has owned vines in the lieu dit of Les Poyeaux for generations but they did not produce a single vineyard wine from those holdings until 2011. Les Poyeux, made famous by Clos Rougeard, is celebrated for its unique geological composition. It has a high concentration of sand, significantly more so then its closest neighbors.
Dominique farms a 0.85 ha parcel of southwest-facing 60 year old Cabernet Franc vines. The wine is fermented in concrete vats and aged for twelve months in neutral 225-liter barrels. He produces on average only 300 cases a vintage.
Les Perruchets Saumur Blanc
Dominique Joseph’s Saumur Blanc is a bit of an anomaly. He is one of the last growers to still have Chenin Blanc in the Saumur lieu dit of “Les Perruchets.” Most of the Chenin Blanc that was planted there was uprooted and replaced with the more fashionable Cabernet Franc.
The soils in “Les Perruchets” are clay & limestone over silex. He has a range of vines ages with the youngest being 30 years old and the oldest 80 years old.The wine is fermented and aged in mostly neutral oak for 10 months.