benchmark sparkling Saumur from a single plot, 1.2 hectares, 60 year old vines planted in clay and limestone.
gorgeous sparkling wine with a distinctly rich and golden style, nose of acacia and apricots, decadently rich, honeyed fruit and a nice dollop of buttery brioche.
region: Saumur, Loire Valley, France
varietal: 90% Chenin Blanc, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Chardonnay
style: Sparkling (traditional method)
farming/cellar: Certified Biodynamic, first fermentation in oak (Aged for 3 months in 228L barrels), then bottle aged sur latte for 9 months (second fermentation). No dosage.
pairing: poached pheasant or chicken breast with creamed chanterelle sauce