70% Chenin Blanc and 30% Chardonnay and 18 months on lees. This incredible value fizz has a wonderful balance of slight acidity and lovely fruity aromas on the crisp, dry finish.
Celebrate it with oysters or a goats curd salad.
Varietal / Blend: 70% Chenin Blanc, 30% Chardonnay
Decant: Not necessary
Farming Practices: Conventional
At present, Monmousseau is one of the leading producers of sparkling wines in Touraine. This family owned business started in 1886 has been producing remarkable quality and value “Methode Traditionelle” sparkling wines from the various central Loire Valley appellations for more than 100 years.
Production and ageing is carried out in 15kms of transformed limestone quarries left abandoned after yielding the stone used to build many of the famous Chateaux of the area. The cellar maintains a constant temperature of 12°C and perfect humidity for the ageing of sparkling wines. Over time still wines have been added to the range and these are also produced in a fresh, pure, fruit forward style.
Monmousseau’s continued drive for quality combines both modern and traditional techniques, including the “Methode Tradionelle”, which ensures wines are aged in a horizontal position for over two years following secondary fermentation.