Crémant de Loire Brut AOC Marquis de Gilbourg, Domaine du Fresne

£16.75
Country
France
Region
Loire Valley
Grape
Chenin
Grolleau Gris
Chardonnay
Alcohol
12%
Style
Sparkling

Superb sparkling wine from the Loire Valley that makes a perfect alternative to Champagne.

In the glass

Delicate white flower nose, orchard fruit aromas including green apple and pear with a toasted biscuit aromas finish. A superb alternative to Champagne and a great crowd pleaser.

Domaine du Fresne is a stand out vineyard in the Loire Valley. Grower David Maugin uses traditional methods to produce this wonderfully elegant wine filled with fine, delicate bubbles, achieved in part by ageing the wine on its lees for 36 months. The work that goes into producing this classic Crémant is evident in the drinking. Grapes are hand harvested and carried in small crates to avoid damage, and the wine goes through a second fermentation ‘sur lattes’ as well as artisanal stirring and disgorgement - exactly like a Champagne.

Quantity
£16.75

About the vineyard

Run by three brothers, this family vineyard has been working using organic and low-intervention methods for generations. Production is small, and the quality of the wines is exceptional.