Wine of the week – Château de Targé 2011 Saumur-Champigny
The weather is getting cooler, so we often start looking for red wines instead of white. Look out for wines made with the grape variety cabernet franc, as they’re great for autumn and they’re often undervalued.
This one is from Saumur-Champigny, in France’s Loire Valley, which delivers some excellent wines that are relatively cheap prices compared to France’s more illustrious red wine regions. The Château de Targé is great example of a crisp red that’s just the ticket for a cool evening.
Made from: Cabernet franc
Say it: Ka-burr-nay fronk
Made in: Saumur-Champigny (Loire Valley, France)
Order it: Can I get a bottle of the So-muhr Sham-peen-yee?
Drink with: Autumn nights
Priced at: £9.99 (on offer – normally £11.75)
Buy from: Majestic Wine