Excellence Brut Rosé
/ Loire Valley
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
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. Grape pressing is monitored in the vineyards; color is obtained with a quick maceration of the red Cabernet Franc on its skins. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, then the wines are blended and the cuvée is bottled for the second fermentation, following the traditional method.
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Bright salmon pink in color with fine bubbles and a pleasant mousse. The fresh raspberry, red currant and peach on the nose is given structure on the palate with black currant and quince, earthy notes and fine herbal piquancy.
Excellent as an aperitif or with grilled fish, chicken, pork or, for dessert, fresh berries.
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Franc
APPELLATION: Loire Valley
ACIDITY: 4.5 g/l
AGING: 2 years
points of distinction
- A Loire Valley sparkling rosé made from Cabernet Franc, the Loire’s own grape
- Made using the traditional method used in Champagne
about the grape +
Cabernet Franc usually shows tart red cherry and wild currant aromas and flavors with an herbal, spicy character. In the Loire, esp. Chinon and Saumur-Champigny, this grape shows firm minerality.
– Patrice Monmousseau, Chairman, Managing Director
“My favorite delight above all is to have our Bouvet bubbles win in blind tastings versus the priciest bubbles of the world.”