Château du Petit Thouars – Rosé Crémant

Petit Thouars Rose Cremant

Tasting note

Light watermelon rind flavor, citric aromas, red berries, refreshing acidity and a delicate, creamy mousse.

Grapes
Cabernet Franc

Flavour
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

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.