Maurice Bonnamy Crémant de Loire Brut
WHY WE LOVE IT
- An extra 3 months, more than required by the AOC, on fine lees makes for a sparkling wine with great aromatics and provides this Brut with a wonderful texture unique in this price-point.
Varietal Composition: 65% Chenin Blanc 20% Chardonnay 15% Cabernet Franc.
Elaboration: Manual harvesting, gentle pressing and low-temperature fermentation (64°F) to preserve the aromas. Second fermentation in the bottle by the Traditionnal Method after selection of the best juices.Stored at least 12 months on racks in cellars made of chalk before disgorging to make uniquely fine bubbles.
Tasting Notes: A pale yellow wine with tiny bubbles. Rounded and delicate, a fine nervy complex with the freshness of Chenin Blanc, Floral Chardonnay and fruity Cabernet Franc. A nice aromatic persistence in the mouth with notes of fresh fruit (pear and peach).
Maurice Bonnamy’s Crémants are produced by a group of winegrowers who decided in 2002 to pool their resources in order to offer a complete range of authentic, well-balanced wines from Muscadet to Vouvray along the Loire River. The winegrowers are driven by the strong but simple values of the modern cooperative – solidarity, respect and creativity – values enhanced by a real team spirit, which enriches each stage of the wine production process. This group of 8 cooperative cellars, representing all the diversity of the terroirs and appellations of the Loire Valley. Wines from the Loire Vally, in general, are known for possesing great value, and Crémants in particular, are a fantastic alternative to the more expensive Champagne’s of the world.