SAUMUR BRUT

FINES BULLES DE LOIRE

CHENIN CHARDONNAY

Elegant and subtil wine, the fine bubbles are produced during the secondary fermentation according to the ancestral method. The wine is aged for 14 months minimum in the cool shade of our cellar, during this time it will develop a very particular flavour.
The Chardonnay imparts depth and complexity for the overall balance while the Chenin Blanc lends citrus and hints of honey for a creamy texture.
The wine develops a beautiful complexity of aromas and lovely volume : open nose of fleshed fruits (pear, peach) and notes of toasted brioche.

Caracteristics

Gape Variety
Chenin : 70% – Chardonnay : 30%
Terroir Vines aged from 18 to 30 years old, growing on a Jurassique terroir. Grass cover between the rows.
Vinification
The grapes were harvested at good ripeness in order to get the right balance between sugar and acidity. After racking, the Chenin and the Chardonnay are made separatly to keep their caracteristics during fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation is done at low température (16°C to 17°C) and at slow speed in order to preserve the aromas. The Chenin and the Chardonnay wines are then blended in proportions to keep the vivacity of the chenin and the full taste of the Chardonnay. We use the « Ancestrale » method to make our sparkling wines. The base wine is harvested between 12.5% alc and 13.00% alc. Then it is made in a semi-dry style to keep about 20 grammes of residual sugar, which we will need to start the secondary alcoholic fermentation in bottles.

Serving suggestion
To serve chilled from 8 to 10°C at any time, for aperitif, with a meal or by itself.

Distinctions

Harvest 2016 :
Guide Hachette 2020
Golden Medal at Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2019
Bronze Medal at Concours des Ligers d’Angers 2019