Saphir 2009

Bouvet Ladubay

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Region: France / Loire Valley
Grapes: 90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Chardonnay

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

Wine & Spirits

2009 vintage
89 Points

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2009 vintage
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harvest note

In 2009 the beginning of the vine cycle from bud break to flowering was rather late due to cold, dry winter, but very hot, dry weather beginning in June led to catch-up. The harvests were relatively spread out and allowed workers to return to the grapes multiple times for optimum ripeness. Overall, the vintage was excellent due to the weather, with uniform grape quality.

tasting note

One of the first wines to earn an AOC, this prestigious cuvée is full-bodied with long-lasting aromas. Crystal clear, pale gold with amber tints and fine bubbles, it develops a bouquet of white fruits, peach, acacia, honey, hazelnut and jasmine. It is fresh and well balanced, with an evident harmony resulting from the elegant blending combined with a successful maturation.

food pairing

Delicious with fish, chicken and white meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Saumur
PH: 3.0
ACIDITY: 5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: 2 years

points of distinction

  • A Chenin Blanc sparkling wine sourced from the finest vineyards of Saumur
  • Produced following the traditional method used in Champagne
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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, Chariman, Managing Director

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