De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut is a first class Traditional Method sparkling wine made by the excellent Caves de Saumur in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. The blend is dominated by Chenin Blanc with 20% Chardonnay and 15% Cabernet Franc. The 2nd fermentation occurs in bottle which adds to its depth of flavour and complexity. Each bottle is aged for 18 months before disgorgment in the caves tufa cellars which provide the perfect conditions for aging sparkling wine. It is a vibrant and energetic sparkler with great freshness and structure along with delightful citrus, green fruit and floral notes, all held together by a marvellous richness.
The Caves de Saumur is an incredibly forward thinking, modern and quality conscious co-operative which was formed in 1947 and now has around 40 growers. The cave puts a huge emphasis on sustainability with all its growers signing up to a charter with the aim of preserving biodiversity and water resources. The whites are based around Chenin Blanc and the reds focus on Cabernet Franc. They are two of the most underrated and overlooked grape varieties in the world and here they produce characterful and joyful wines at humble prices.
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