Cremant de Loire
/ Loire Valley
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. All grapes are hand harvested and spend a minimum of 12 months on the lees. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel. The finest wines from each lot are blended and the cuvée is bottled for the second fermentation following the traditional method.
Tasting Panel2016 vintage
Wine Spectator2016 vintage
Pale gold in color with amber hints. Delightful flower, pear & apple aromas. Expressive and beautifully fruity on the palate. Fresh, elegant & balanced.
Enjoy throughout a meal. Recommended with poultry dishes and freshwater fish dishes.
points of distinction
- A Loire Valley sparkling wine made with 20% Chardonnay and 80% Chenin Blanc, the Loire’s own grape
- Chenin Blanc is uniquely suited to the wonderful limestone and clay soils of the Loire Valley
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, President
“Arguably, the banks of the Loire--the Loire Valley itself--is a heavenly terroir to make our wines. We are very lucky.”