/ Loire Valley
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The origins of Bouvet Ladubay lie in the "Tuffeau" stone of its cellars. The legend says that Etienne Bouvet found the treasure of the Monks of the 11th Century Abbey of St Florent. In 1987, Patrice Monmousseau uncovers his treasure by creating "Trésor" , the first Cuvée of the house aged in oak barrels. Grapes were selected from Saumur's renowned AOC vineyards and the wine was made using méthode traditionelle.
Wine Enthusiast2015 vintage
Tasting Panel2016 vintage
This opulent wine features Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay and is aged in oak barrels to reveal a delicately structured cuvée. Enjoy aromas of brioche and citrus with a creamy texture and well-balance tannins.
Best enjoyed as an aperitif. Can be expertly paired with fruit tarts and even fish dishes in a light, buttery sauce.
points of distinction
- The first cuvée of the house aged in oak barrels
- Made using méthode traditionelle
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.”