Maison Bougrier, Pure Loire Vouvray Brut, Loire, France
Tasting Note: If you adore dry, high-acid chenin blanc, you’ll love this sparkling version which presents a riper style of the grape.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of ripe-golden apple, apricot stone fruit, pear, honey, orange peel and blossom.
On the palate the dry (teetering on slightly off-dry), medium-plus-bodied sparkling chenin blanc has a creamy texture with ripe fruit and honeyed flavors as suggested on the nose with some tart, pear notes on the medium-plus finish.
The wine has a frothy mousse with larger bubbles than Champagne, but smaller bubbles than Prosecco.
The wine is high in acidity which balances perfectly with its fruit profile.
A fine Vouvray sparkler to repeat!
Bottle Note: Maison Bougrier has selected the highest quality chenin blanc grapes to create the Pure Loire cuvée. The grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness, we age the bottles on the lees “sure lattes,” for a minimum of 24 months in our cellar as per the “Methode Traditionnelle.” Our aim: Guarantee a pure expression of our terroir. Serve between 46°F – 50°F.
Importer: Saranty Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: May 3, 2018