Louis Couturier Crémant de Bordeaux Brut NV
Louis Couturier Crémant de Bordeaux Brut NV Last Bubbles' first ever Crémant de Bordeaux!
Flavor Profile: Green apple, lemon, pomelo, pear cider, baked apricots, toasty brioche
Time on Lees: 12 months
Dosage: 12 grams per liter
Why We Love It...
Crémant de Bordeaux… welcome, to Last Bubbles! We’ve searched high and low for months to find one of these to share – Crémant de Bordeaux is still a rare creature in the USA, even as it is picking up popularity throughout Europe. At the superb price we have today… this is a bottle to add to your collection!
Even though Bordeaux has been crafting sparkling wines since the early 1800s, the region never received official recognition as such until just 1990, when Crémant de Bordeaux became an official appellation of France. The region encompasses over 500 vineyards, and covers one of the largest geographical vineyard areas in all of France – and yet, production has always remained quite low. All that has changed in the past decade plus, as sparkling wines have grown in popularity to staggering new heights… so hurray to you, and us, and let’s keep the bubbles-a-flowing!
The wine here is a blend of 90% merlot and 10% semillon – both traditional grapes of the region, but nevertheless something rarely seen together in a cuvee. Like all crémants, the wine undergoes secondary fermentation in the traditional Champagne method over a period of twelve months, before a final dosage of 12 grams per liter. The resulting wine is quite delicious – fresh and dry, with amplified fruit characteristics and a stable mousse filled with energy and verve. Green apples take the lead note, followed by citrusy accents of lemon and pomelo, with a nutty hint of pear cider, baked apricots, and toasty brioche culminating in a warm and soft finish. Fun stuff, to be certain, and especially when it clocks in for under $14! You won’t find this anywhere else in the country, folks… and this is a worthwhile beginning to our quest of bringing y’all some seriously epic Bordeaux bubbly! Grab a handful while you still can!
Varietal: Proprietary Blends
Blend: 90% Merlot and 10% Semillion
Pair it with: Quiche Lorraine
About the Producer
Louis Couturier Crémant d'Bordeaux, an exquisite embodiment of French artistry in winemaking, bears the name of its visionary creator who sought to encapsulate the romance and joie de vivre of the Bordeaux region. Crafted in the heart of this renowned wine country, the brand's Crémant captures the essence of tradition with a contemporary twist, celebrating the terroir's finest grapes that are carefully selected and expertly blended. With a harmonious effervescence that dances on the palate, each sip narrates a story of elegance and celebration, inviting enthusiasts to partake in the timeless allure of Bordeaux's vinicultural heritage, reimagined for today's discerning connoisseurs.
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