Château de Villeneuve is located in Souzay-Champigny, its vineyards in the shadow of the steeple of a 15th century church.
The Saumur-Champigny is made from 100% Cabernet Franc from vines 35-40 years old grown in clay-limestone soils. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and concrete and aged in a mix of large oak barrels, cement and steel. In the glass the wine shows a vivid ruby colour with purple highlights. The palate is ample and rich, with ripe blackberry, plum and cassis notes. Very good ripeness throughout, yet quite fresh and balanced finish.