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Monmousseau, JM

The tradition started in 1886 by Alcide Monmousseau continues today. He had the insight to realize the potential of the Touraine (in the Loire Valley, 200-km south west of Paris) as a region that could produce remarkably fine wines. He acquired 15 km of galleries, with their year-round 12°C temperature, left behind from the quarrying of the limestone used in the construction of the nearby famous Châteaux Amboise, Chaumont, Chenonceaux, et cetera to store his wines.

His son Justin noted that aside from the grapes being different from the Champagne, all other conditions of soil and temperature were remarkably the same and he began the producing outstanding sparkling wines at the turn of the 20th Century.

The company has grown, and besides their highly regarded Méthode Traditionnelle wines, they produce the other great red and white wines from the Loire. The reputation of Monmousseau wines has resulted in their appointments as suppliers of prestigious sparkling wines to the Royal courts of Europe since the turn of the 20th Century.

2015 AOC Chinon Rosé

Cabernet Franc

SKU: 52167

2020 AOC Chinon - Cuvée Justin Monmousseau

Cabernet Franc

Chinon at its best - amazing what Cabernet Franc from the Loire offers!

Beautiful ruby colour. A subtle and intense bouquet of red fruit with a note of violets, which is mirrored on the palate. Fleshy but elegant, this wine also has a good structure which will enable it to harmoniously age for several years although it may be enjoyed immensely when young and vibrant.

SKU: 226332

2020 AOC Rosé d'Anjou - Justin Monmousseau

60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Grolleau & 40% Grolleau

A blend of Cabernet Franc and Grolleau. The Cabernet provides the rosé wine with its structure while the Grolleau (or Groslot), recommended for rosés wines, provides its spirit and merriness.

A pale pink colour, slightly salmon and translucent, seduces the eye.  A hint of sweetness on the palate, light in alcohol, very aromatic with red fruit smells, it is a ' summer wine ' par excellence. Serve it chilled at about 8°C. Perfect with poultry and white meat, it skillfully goes with all spring and summer meals. You will also appreciate it during hot sunny summer afternoons.

SKU: 552810

Crémant de Loire Brut Bio NV

SKU: 502164

Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut NV

SKU: 501839

l'Essential Brut Zero NV

80% Chenin Blanc & 20% Chardonnay

The Cuvée "L’ESSENTIEL" BRUT ZERO is a blend of 80 % Chenin Blanc and 20 % Chardonnay. Chenin, also called PINEAU DE LA LOIRE or PINOT DE LA LOIRE in Touraine, is known under more than 40 names throughout the world. Nevertheless, it is in the Val de Loire and particularly in Touraine, that it develops best its intrinsic qualities in harmony with the soil and climate. This grape variety is perfectly adapted to the bottle fermentation used to make wines from Méthode Traditionnelle.

This Cuvée is made according to the Méthode Traditionnelle process. It is kept lying down on laths in our underground caves, at a natural constant temperature of 56° F for more than 24 months.

This long maturation, following the "prise de mousse" (second fermentation) is one of the most important factors of the process giving to the Cuvée all its elegance. This Cuvée is a travel to the sources of Méthode Traditionnelle. With no addition of sugar (no dosage) it sublimates the natural aromas of Chenin Blanc whose complexity comes out.

This pale yellow wine is bright and translucent. The abundant bubbles are extremely fine and long-lasting in the flute, with no aggressiveness. On the nose and palate, this cuvée's pleasant vivacity underlines flavours of white flowers and green apples. There is a nice balance between roundness and the appealing bitterness of the grape.

To be served at 8°C in order not to spoil the aromas.

SKU: 129803