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Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc, Grolleau Gris, Cabernet Franc and ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Medium fruity pink sparkling wineAlcohol by Volume: 12%Country: France
At the start of the 19th century, a young Flemish man, Jean-Baptiste Ackerman left Antwerp for the Champagne region eager to learn all the secrets of the famous sparkling wine. A year later, armed with his knowledge, he left for the Val de Loire where he purchased 7 kilometres of the finest cellars carved out of the limestone quarries. Ackerman was the first in the region to use the "méthode traditionnelle" and was the only producer of a sparkling wine in the Val de Loire for forty years. In 1936, when the classification system was set up, Saumur Brut was granted AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlée) status much thanks to the work of Jean-Babtiste. In 1956, Ackerman Laurance decided to merge with the Rémy Pannier group forming the leading producer of Val de Loire wines.
Cultivation with medium density with trelling and grassing.
This blending is made in Ackerman cellars with the wine base after the constant temperature first fermentation. This blend is perfectly mastered by the Chief winemaker according to a 2 century tradition, this is one of the key factors of success for this wine. The second fermentation is made in cellars during minimum 9 month. Wine evolution is controlled thanks to a daily tasting. To preserve the freshness and the intensity of the aromas, the winemaker gives priority to an oxidization protective method.
A bright pink with fine bubbles, delicate in the nose and elegant, with notes of strawberries and raspberries. Round and fresh palate with an intense red fruit, long finish.
As an aperitif, with quiches, or with deserts such as chocolate cheesecake, black forest, strawberry tart.
Cabernet Franc 70%, Grenache 20%, Carignan 10%
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