Cremant de Loire
/ Loire Valley
Grapes: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Bouvet-Ladubay sources its fruit from more than 100 plots in the Loire Valley, obtaining the best quality at every harvest through its long-standing relationships with winegrowers. The limestone subsoil is ideal for the cultivation of Chenin Blanc, and the mild climate coupled with the excellent drainage of the clay creates the natural acidity needed to produce a balanced sparkling white wine. The grapes are pressed in the vineyards and the juice is delivered directly to the cellars. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, then the finest wines from each lot are blended and the cuvée is bottled for the second fermentation, following the traditional method.
Pale gold with amber tints. Delightful flower, pear & apple aromas. Expressive and beautifully fruity on the palate. Fresh, elegant & balanced.
Enjoy simply as an apéritif or throughout a meal. Recommended with poultry dishes and freshwater fish dishes.
GRAPES: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Loire Valley
AGING: 12 months
points of distinction
- A Loire Valley sparkling wine made from 80% Chenin Blanc, the Loire’s own grape
- Chenin Blanc beautifully expresses the Loire Valley’s unique limestone soils and terroir
about the grape +
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
Depending on the soils, Chenin Blanc can be lush, with stone fruit and pear characters; or quite dry, with green apple and beeswax notes.
– Patrice Monmousseau, Chairman, Managing Director
“Arguably, the banks of the Loire--the Loire Valley itself--is a heavenly terroir to make our wines. We are very lucky.”