The Fosse-Sèche 2019 Eolithe is absolutely beautiful again in its purity, freshness and iron-scented floral and fruity expression of violets and licorice as well as perfectly ripe cherries, cranberries, black and red currants and black berries. Pure, fresh and silky on the palate, with delicate tannins and the gorgeously ripe and immaculate juice of ripe black berries, cassis and cherries again, this former Saumur, now Vin de France, is one of my favorite bistro red wines from planet wine. It's impossible not to love it.
Don't drink this delicious and intense Cabernet Franc (with 1% Cabernet Sauvignon) too warm but at 14 to 16 degrees Celsius. The maceration is rather short (3 to 15 days), and the aging in concrete eggs takes 14 months. The 2019 is quite powerful but always silky and elegant, with very fine tannins. It can surely age for 20 more years, but it already drinks beautifully.
92 Pts - The Wine Advocate
Guillaume Pire, who runs this domain, follows biodynamic principles. His cuvées are crafted from vines planted on Jurassic soil with no chalk content (unusual for Saumur-Champigny terroirs) but instead containing flint pebbles that give the wines a truly distinctive identity.