DAY 11

Champs de Foin
2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
VIN DE FRANCE

The Wine

From east to west, north to south, all over the world humans share the same traits and interests. A love of food and drink are found in every society, in every country on Earth. Champs de Foin, or fields of hay, aims to celebrate these global connections. The humble work of the farmer is the backbone of this bond, producing food and drink for rich and poor alike. And, what better grape variety to symbolize this unifying bond than Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most celebrated red grape varieties, and planted in every corner of the winegrowing world. Champs de Foin Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic wine with all of the currant, plum and coffee notes one expects from Cabernet, with an easygoing rounded finish. An easy drinking wine for everybody to love, worldwide.

 

The Place

Cabernet Sauvignon is an icon among French grape varieties. From its origins in southwest France it began a diaspora that saw its global establishment as a red wine powerhouse. France is still the world’s leading producer of Cabernet Sauvignon, and its production is still centered in and around southwest France, especially the area around Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon loves ample sunshine and a long, warm growing season, and there these requirements are easily met. Cabernet Sauvignon is the major variety utilized for some of France’s most expensive and sought-after wines, as well as bottles known to be quality-for-price leaders. Champs de Foin Cabernet Sauvignon offers the drinker a taste of the most storied of French viticultural traditions, at a price that all can afford.

 

The People/Culture

The culture of southwest France is shaped by its geography, history and economy. All three have played major roles in the development of its wine industry. Major rivers have always provided access to ports and international trade, as well as being a moderating factor to the climate. Cabernet Sauvignon has been grown here for centuries, exported first to the British, and eventually to every major wine drinking market around the world. The people behind the wine labels have always been forward thinking and innovative, skilled and proud of their contribution to the proliferation of the love of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape internationally. When you enjoy Champs de Foin, take a moment and ponder both its origins and the profundity of French Cabernet Sauvignon’s global influence.