Legend says that the founder of Bouvet Ladubay, Etienne Bouvet, found the famed treasure of the Abbey of St Florent from the 11th century. Bouvet Ladubay presents this trésor or treasure, the first cuvée of the house aged in oak barrels. The region of 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. In addition to aging for 9 months in French oak barrels, the wine spends a minimum of 24 months on the lees. Bouvet Ladubay’s cellars are housed in ancient tuffeau stone quarries, creating the perfect environment for aging wine.

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Loire Valley Wine
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 vintage began with a wet and cold winter that lasted until warmer weather arrived in April. After rainfall in May and early June, a hot and dry summer eliminated the risk of mildew and resulting in a harvest of good quality and quantity.
Tasting Note
Gold in color with hints of citrus yellow, this opulent sparkling wine offers notes of brioche and citrus. It has a creamy texture and well-balanced tannins.
Food Pairing
Enjoy on its own, with grilled fish, or with a fruit tart
Technical Data
GRAPES: Chenin Blanc & Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Saumur AOP
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 10 g/l
AGING: 9 months in French oak barrels, 24 months on lees
Unique Selling Points
  • The first cuvée of the house aged in oak barrels
  • Made using méthode traditionelle

About the Grape

Chardonnay
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.
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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