Saphir

Region: France / Loire Valley

Bouvet Ladubay selects grapes from Saumur’s renowned AOC vineyards, whose white limestone subsoil is ideal for the cultivation of Chenin Blanc with a classic minerality and crispness. 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.

88 Points

Decanter World Wine Awards

2015 vintage
92 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2014 vintage
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tasting note

This wine is pale gold in color with amber tints and crystal-clear fine bubbles. This prestigious cuvée is full-bodied with long-lasting aromas. It offers aromas and flavors of white flowers, peach, acacia, honey and hazelnut. Enjoy this fresh and well balanced wine.

food pairing

Delicious with fish, chicken and white meats.

points of distinction

  • A Chenin Blanc sparkling wine sourced from the finest vineyards of Saumur
  • Produced following the traditional method used in Champagne
  • about the grape +
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“The founder of Bouvet Ladubay, Etienne Bouvet's, motto was ‘L'Excellence’—we pursue his legacy and sustain it onwards.”

– Patrice Monmousseau, President

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