Monmousseau Essentiel Brut Zéro N/V – Loire Valley
Méthode Traditionnelle Sparking Wine
Varietal: Composed mainly of Chenin white and Chardonnay.
Nose: delicate and fruity, unfolding aromas of fresh almond, vanilla, hazelnut and honey.
Mouth: a pleasant vivacity on the nose as in the mouth with floral notes, but also fresh apple. Pretty balance between the roundness and the subtle bitterness of chenin blanc. Elegant structure.
Decanter 2018 91 points
World Wine Awards 2018 – Silver
Essentiel Brut Zéro N/V
Touraine – Loire Valley
Climate: Semi-continental, not knowing excessive rigor in the winter, or severe heat in summer. The soil is mainly composed of Tuffeau, completed with granite sand, clay and flint. Very close by its characteristics of the soil champagne, this soil brings a little balance between acidity (limestone) and taste “territory” (clay).
Vinification and aging: The essential is a traditional method, preserved on slats in our underground cellars, at a constant temperature of 12 ° C, for 36 months. This long period of maturation after the foam (second fermentation) is one factors essential to the quality of this cuvée and its extreme elegance. This cuvée is a return to the origins of method wines traditional: not dosed, it sublimates the essence of the aromas of Chenin Blanc, whose complexity it highlights.
Serving temperature: serve between 6 and 8 ° C
Food & wine pairing :The best association remains a tasting without agreement. It will still be appreciated with fresh and fine products such as oysters, sea bream, a terrine of fish, or goat cheese
Degree of alcohol: 13% vol