Louis De Grenelle Saumur Blanc de Blancs Bellay NV
(Loire Valley, France) - [WA 92]
Regular price $30.00 Sale price $27.97 Save $2.03
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About the Winery:
Every great House is born of a man/woman with a strong personality, exceptional passion and an exacting nature. Maison Louis de Grenelle has been inspired by this same passion since 1859, and today is the last of the great independent Saumur family houses. In the heart of their cellars carved out of the tuffeau stone, they create their Fines Bulles wines with their delicate, refined and complex styles.
Current head of the company Françoise Flao is driven by the same meticulous approach. Also inheriting a long-term vision, she prepares for the future by drawing on human artisan expertise whilst also incorporating the best innovative technologies. She continues to favor the path of quality over quantity, enabling her to forge the Louis de Grenelle style over the years without ever compromising the house’s spirit.
Maison Louis de Grenelle's wines are born of the particular care and attention which the winemakers pay to the land and to cultivating its vineyards. They practice sustainable viticulture with respect for the soils and the environment. The winemakers working for Louis de Grenelle share “a devotion to beautiful grapes”
Notes from the Winemaker:
The affinity for Chardonnay on chalky soils is not unique to Champagne but anywhere this soil can be found. After years of tasting the component blends for the sparkling wines at Louis de Grenelle we’ve always been taken with their Chardonnay. Originating exclusively from the chalky, clay limestone soils near the village of Montreuil-Bellay, this Blanc de Blancs is aged for two years sur latte and bottled with a very small dosage.
Ratings & Reviews92 Points - Wine Advocate:
"The NV Chardonnay Brut Blanc de Blancs Bellay is from Montreuil-Bellay’s marly limestone terroir and has been kept on the second lees for more than four years. The bouquet is deep, rich and complex as well as fresh and reveals yeasty-scented tropical notes. Supple and round on the palate, this is an intense but delicate and elegant sparkling wine that is full-bodied and with moderate 12% alcohol. It has a great mouthfeel with a mineral structure that makes this an excellent gastronomic sparkling wine with a very good and textural finish with fine salinity. Tasted in June 2021."- Stephan Reinhardt (Sep 2021)