The words ‘warm prosecco’ have been frequently used by politicians of late – to imply drunken chat and the drink to accompany it. A horrific thought.
A notch above prosecco and cava are the cremants of France. I’ve tasted my way around the Loire and am a big fan of the fizz produced at Bouvet-Ladubay in Saumur. From further South is this attractively packaged £11 pink fizz, made from Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir, in the traditional method. Good summer party fizz and it gives many rose champagnes a run for their money at that price.
Tasting notes: Pale, pink. Good texture. Fine, persistent mousse. Bone dry, delicate yeasty notes, hints of summer berries.
Region of Origin – Limoux
Wine Colour – Rose
Price – £11
Where do I get it from? Tesco, Amazon Pantry
Current Vintage – 2015
Producer – Sieur d’Arques
Grape – Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir
Country – France
Points – 90
Food Pairing: canapes