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.

92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
91 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
During the 2016 growing season, the vines of the Loire Valley were severely tested. Frost at the end of April was followed by very high humidity in May and June. Drought conditions characterized the summer months of July and August. The result was a harvest with very low yields across the appellation. September rainfall helped to bring about a positive end to the growing season however, with very healthy grapes and overall, a harvest of good quality.
Tasting Note
This wine is pale gold in color with amber tints and crystal-clear fine bubbles. This prestigious cuvée is full-bodied with long-lasting aromas. It offers aromas and flavors of white flowers, peach, acacia, honey and hazelnut. Enjoy this fresh and well balanced wine.
Food Pairing
Delicious with fish, chicken and white meats.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Chenin Blanc, 15% Chardonnay
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 10 g/l
AGING: 18 months in stainless steel
Unique Selling Points
  • One of the first wines to earn an AOC
  • Made using the Méthode Traditionnelle
  • Each vintage cap shows a different piece of art from an artist featured at the Bouvet Ladubay Contemporary Art Center

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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