Saumur, Rubis, Rouge, NV

  Bouvet-Ladubay

Sparkling Red
Saumur, Rubis, Rouge

This is a demi-sec sparkling Red from the region of Saumur, made using the traditional method, or Méthode Traditionnelle.

Contains Sulphites.

About Bouvet-Ladubay

Bouvet-Ladubay is one of the oldest sparkling wine producers in Saumur, Loire Valley. Since 1851 it has been preserving the family traditions and know-how. The limestone subsoil, the mild climate and the excellent drainage of the clay are ideal for the cultivation of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc creating the natural acidity needed to produce well-balanced white and rosé sparkling wines. The second fermentation takes place in a bottle to create elegant tiny bubbles.

Appellation: AOP Saumur Brut

Saumur Brut was one of the first designated Appellations in Loire Valley. The sparkling wines of this AOC are produced exclusively by traditional method with the second fermentation taking place in a bottle.

Grape Type: Cabernet Franc

Ripening earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc acts both as great blender with its special herb infused red berry fragrance, and at the same time as a form of insurance policy. On the cooler, clay soils of the Right Bank it adds backbone to many of the Merlot-dominated St Emilions and Pomerols. There are a small number of outstanding Cabernet Franc-based blends on the right bank, the most sought after being Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Le Dôme, Angelus and Vieux Château Certan. Outside of Bordeaux it's the major red grape of the Loire valley, where huge strides in quality have been made over the last decade by producers such as Yannick Amirault, Domaine de la Butte, Charles Joguet and Château de Hureau. Here it is mainly produced as a 100% single varietal wine, highly expressive, pungently scented, vital and silky.