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.

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Loire Valley Wine
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
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
APPELLATION: Saumur AOP
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 10 g/l
AGING: 18 months on the lees
Unique Selling Points
  • A Chenin Blanc sparkling wine sourced from the finest vineyards of Saumur
  • Produced following the traditional method used in Champagne
  • 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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