Bouvet-Ladubay, Excellence Brut Rosé, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A sparkling cabernet franc rosé that captures the vibrancy of the region especially as an affordable alternative to champagne.
Salmon in color with tight bubbles, this wine has a nose of fresh, red fruit including strawberry and raspberry with some yeast.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc rosé is soft and plush in texture with medium-plus-to-high acidity.
More sparkling rosés like this please.
Bottle Note: Bouvet Rosé Brut is and exceptional rosé sparkling wine from France’s Loire Valley, naturally fermented in this bottle and produced according to the traditional method. Cabernet franc grapes, carefully selected from the finest vineyard areas in an around Saumur, are vinified at Bouvet-Ladubay’s cellars in St-Hilaire-St Florent. Stored in the cool “Tuffeau” caves, the wine slowly develops its superb balance of flavor and aromatic bouquet. Bouvet Rosé Brut is a deeply fruited, full-bodied sparkling wine with a crisp, lively freshness and long, clean finish. An excellent choice for aperitif as well as a perfect complement to all fruit desserts, it leads a special touch to every occasion.
Importer: Kobrand Corporation, New York, New York
Tasted: My sister’s house, Atlanta, Georgia
Tasting Date: June 17, 2016