Lush summer berry fruit abounds in this delightfully crisp rosé crafted at Noël Bougrier’s Loire cellar. It’s a classic blend of Cabernet Franc and Gamay grapes, producing a pink with enticing, juicy, strawberry flavour and exhilarating freshness.
We’ve long been fans of the Loire whites that Franck Chatelain produces at Noël Bougrier’s fourth generation family cellar on the River Cher. In this wonderfully vibrant rosé Franck has shown an equally deft hand with the region’s classic red varieties. It’s a scintillating blend of grape heroes Gamay and Cabernet Franc, from an excellent vintage. Gamay is best known in Beaujolais, but also excels in the Loire, lending gulpable strawberry notes, while Cabernet Franc is more raspberry and leafy. After a gentle crushing, the juice was drawn off the skins to ensure a pale pink hue and cool fermented to retain lovely summer berry aromas and flavours. Delicious as a glass on its own, it’s a top choice, too, with grilled fish, salads or a pilaf.
"Lovely and crisp, really easy to drink. One of my favourites at the moment"
5 Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage