/ Loire Valley
Grapes: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay (grape proportions in coupage may change depending on vintage)
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.
Wall Street Journal
Food and Wine
Pale straw in color with fine, pinpoint bubbles, the wine offers toast and fruit on the nose along with crisp citrus notes. Well-balanced acidity culminates in an elegant, persistent finish.
An excellent aperitif, this wine can also be enjoyed with a wide range of seafood, white meat and dishes prepared with creamy sauces.
GRAPES: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay (grape proportions in coupage may change depending on vintage)
APPELLATION: Loire Valley
ACIDITY: 5 g/l
AGING: 2 years
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 +
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.”