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, this Brut sparkling 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.

91 Points
2019 vintage
93 Points
Tasting Panel
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The Loire Valley experience a mild late winter followed by a long cold spell with some episodes of frost. The summer changed to dry, hot weather with limited rainfall. Despite these challenges, the 2019 harvest was of good quality similar to previous years.
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
PH: 3.14
ACIDITY: 4.0 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 9 g/l
AGING: 9 months in French oak barrels, 24 months on 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 9 months in oak barrels and a minimum of 24 months on the lees in bottle

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.
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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