2009 Domaine des Ruettes - Saumur Champigny
A great representation of Loire's rustic Cabernet Franc. Very dry and full-bodied, it has an aroma of pepper spice, black cherry and violets. The palate is earthy, but not so much that it overpowers the black plum and herbal elements. Serve a little chilled or at room temperature with roasted or grilled game, or with rosemary-infused pork chops.