Cremant de Loire A.O.C. Blanc Brut 2018

Gratien & Meyer

Cremant de Loire A.O.C. Blanc Brut
2018

$19.99*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
126464
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
XPBO
Status
Country
France
Regulated designation
AOC
Region
Loire
Appellation
Loire valley
Classification
AOC
Varietal(s)
Alcohol percentage
12.50%
Color
Pale Yellow
Sugar
Off-Dry 5-25 gm sugar-L
Closure type
CORK-Natural
Length of aging
36 months
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About this winery

In 1864, Alfred Gratien established his cellars in the old tuffeau limestone galleries of the Saumur hillside. Originally an excavation site, stones dug from these quarries by ‘perreyeurs’ (or quarrymen) from the 12th century onwards were used to build many of the region’s important monuments (most notably the Château de Saumur). The quarries had been abandoned for a number of years when Alfred Gratien bought the estate and took over 20 hectares of vines and 5 km of galleries. He was...

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Tasting notes

Straw yellow in colour, effervescing in streams of fine pearls. A intensive nose, fine and elegant, with shades of citrus fruit, honey and acacia conferred by the ageing on the lees (sediment). A ‘Crémant de Loire’ which is fruity, fresh and crisp on the palate. Wonderful as an aperitif, it may also accompany a variety of meals, particularly well matched with fish.

Viticultural notes

Loire valley