Château du Petit Thouars – Rosé Crémant
Light watermelon rind flavor, citric aromas, red berries, refreshing acidity and a delicate, creamy mousse.
At a glance
Meet the “other” French fizz! Crémant is made by champagne makers in the same method as that used for the original bubbly, but is produced outside the Champagne region. The Loire Valley is home to this crowd-pleasing sparkler from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes.
How to drink it
Pink fizz = festivity! Great for aperitif, the refreshing acidity of this wine makes it a great match for food as well. Consider salty snacks and lighter dishes such as fish, or try with light, red berry desserts.
The story behind the wine
From the American Revolution to Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign to the blue waters of Tahiti, the Petit Thouars family has a long history of adventure and accomplishment. The current generation has revived yet another family tradition by restoring the estate’s vineyards. Over 15 hectares produce complex reds and refreshing sparkling wines, and new vines will soon be producing fine whites as well.
The region – Loire Valley
Stretching east to west across a wider geographic span than any other wine region in France, the wines of the Loire are so diverse that generalizations are impossible. This wine hails from the Chinon region near Tours in the middle Loire. Known more for its light to medium bodied, refreshing reds, the region also produces various styles of white wine from Chenin Blanc.