De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Rose is an amazing Cabernet Franc based pink sparkling wine made by the excellent Caves de Saumur. Like Champagne, this sparkling wine sees its 2nd fermentation occur in bottle which adds to its depth of flavour and complexity. The wine is aged for between 12 and 16 months before disgorgment in the caves tufa cellars which provide the perfect conditions for aging sparkling wine. It is a gorgeous pink colour and delivers lively, fresh red berry fruit, wild strawberry and cherry flavours. It’s a bit of a bargain to be honest!
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.