I visited the Loire Valley and stayed at La Demeure de la Vignole just outside Saumur (https://www.demeure-vignole.com/). It’s a complex of ‘Troglodite’ caves, once home to a poor community of farmers, now home to a luxury hotel. The two sparkling wines I liked most were Bouvet-Ladubay in central Saumur and this one, towards Turquant where I stayed.
Tasting notes: Bright pale yellow. Aromatic and floral with notes of dried fruit and vanilla. Fine Bouquet, fruity. Makes a good change from Cava and Prosecco. An enticing blend – particularly if you, like me, are a fan of Chenin Blanc.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £6.50
Where do I get it from? Carrrefour
Current Vintage – N/V
Producer – Ackerman
Grape – Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Cabernet Franc
Region/Country – Saumur, Loire Valley/france
Points – 90
Food Pairing: An excellent aperitif.
Good wine to sip in the cave/bathroom, dating from 1667!
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A good wine and producer, but our family preference is for Gratien & Meyer especially their fizzy Cabernet Franc
I’ll try it! This week I have articles scheduled for publication about cava, prosecco and a great find – a sparkling Picpoul/Chardonnay blend from Paul Mas.
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I like Picpoul de Pinet very much, discovered it 30 years ago at Bouzigues with moules. But not heard of this combination!
Are you around Saumur now?