Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut NV
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 60% Chenin Blanc 20% Chardonnay 20% Cabernet Franc
Light yellow colour with fine, delicate bubbles. A complex nose mixing different fruits such as quince, peach and grapefruit lead to a fresh finish with a delicate and refined mouth-feel.
The grapes used to make Crémant de Loire brut come from 6 quality terroirs: Côtes de Saumur, Coteaux de St Léger, Puy Notre Dame, Bas Layon, Haut Layon and Montreuil Bellay all of which have predominantly chalky soils. The grapes are entirely hand-picked in small 25kg crates and a pneumatic press is used immediately after gathering (160kg of grapes gives 100l of juice) .
During vinification grape varieties and terroir are seperated in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks and it is the taste of the clear, unblended wines which determines the final mix (the best vintages using around 10% of reserve wines). The second fermentation is drawn in the bottle and the wine is matured on the lees for a minimum of 24 months in the wineries freestone cellars.
Owned by the Bollinger Family since 1973, Langlois-Chateau has always been recognised as one of the best sparkling wine producers. The family made significant investments within the vineyard and the cellar and shared knowledge within the estates of the Méthode Traditionnelle.
Known as The Garden of France, the Loire Valley is plentiful in ﬂora and fauna. The history of winemaking in the region stretches back to 500 AD, with the assemblage of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc grapes. This results in a wine that is emblematic of the region; charmingly reﬁned, fresh and structured.