Les Athletes du Vin Saumur Champigny 2020
Les Athletes du Vin is a négociant project focused on producing great value typical wines from the Loire Valley. The idea was conceived by a group of French winemakers called Vini Be Good who work together to distribute their wines in France. The wines are vinified by various members of the Vini Be Good network using their own grapes or grapes purchased from friends and neighbors in the Loire.
Road Cru works with four winemakers of the Vini Be Good network: Matthieu Cosme of Domaine de Beaumont, Jean-Pierre Guedon of Les Hautes Noelles, Pierre Martin in Sancerre, and Antoine Van Remoortere in Menetou Salon. We're excited to present these wines, a true collaborative effort among talented winemakers.
The labels for Les Athletes du Vin are drawings by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.
Saumur-Champigny is one of the major appellations of the Loire valley, the wines are most of time light bodied and can be drank slightly chilled, around 15° celsius. This wine from our famous Athletes du Vin is no exception to this, it’s an easy drinking red made of 100% Cabernet Franc. Perfect for a charcuterie board or aperitif. If you like the crisp red wine of the loire valley this is a must try.