Saumur was one of the earliest appellations of the Loire Valley. Named after the saphir or sapphire gemstone, this sparkling wine is a “high resolution” Saumur Brut with heightened depth and finesse. Saumur is known for its “tuffeau” stone, a local chalky limestone used to build the numerous castles that dot the Loire Valley. This limestone soil is ideal for the cultivation of Chenin Blanc and coupled with the mild climate creates the natural acidity needed to produce a balanced sparkling white wine. Grapes are selected from Saumur's renowned AOP vineyards and are hand harvested. The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The finest wines from each lot are blended and the cuvée is bottled. The second fermentation occurs in the bottle, per the traditional method, and the wine spends a minimum of 18 months on the lees. Bouvet Ladubay’s cellars are housed in ancient tuffeau stone quarries, creating the perfect environment for aging wine.

89 Points
2021 vintage
93 Points
Tasting Panel
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
Despite challenging weather conditions, the 2021 vintage was deemed to be surprisingly good. The early spring was unusually warm and wet, followed by chilly April and May weather with frosts. July delivered some much needed heat, while August was cool enough to delay the harvest. While the growing season was tricky, the grapes harvested were aromatic with crisp acidity.
Tasting Note
Pale gold in color with hints of amber and fine bubbles, this full-bodied sparkling wine offers intense aromas of white flowers, peach, acacia, honey, and hazelnut.
Food Pairing
Enjoy on its own, with grilled fish or shrimp, or with poultry.
Technical Data
GRAPES: Chenin Blanc & Chardonnay
PH: 3.22
ACIDITY: 3.5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 9 g/l
AGING: 18 months on the lees
Unique Selling Points
  • Loire Valley sparkling wine - Chenin Blanc is the Loire Valley's signature grape
  • AOP Saumur
  • Made in the méthode traditionnelle
  • Aged for a minimum of 18 months on the lees

About the Grape

Chenin Blanc
Depending on the soils, Chenin Blanc can be lush, with stone fruit and pear characters; or quite dry, with green apple and beeswax notes.
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