Antoine Sanzay, based in Saumur-Champigny, has had a set of very impressive vintages, and the new 2018s are no different. Focusing on Cab Franc like his neighbor and vineyard sharing giants of "Les Poyeux," Clos Rougeard, Antoine Sanzay shows the little guy's power with a commitment to the expression of the grape and the land. Sanzay's presence among similar producers is part of the organic movement of the Loire, creating expressive wines, each unique to their terroir. The vines from Poyeux are over 50 years old at this point, imbuing the grapes with a lovely concentration and depth. Juicy yet structured with the typical wild herb notes from Cab Franc, all seamlessly interwoven, it's brilliant. 2018 was a successful vintage in the Loire despite a few minor complications. It's a warmer year that took preference towards the reds, which are concentrated, structured, and should cellar nicely. We have the only bottles of this fantastic Cuvee available in the USA right now, and compared to his peers like Clos Rougeard, this is a terrific deal for Les Poyeux.