De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

£11.99

You could easily mistake this for a soft, elegant Champagne. A fine mousse of bubbles and persistent delicate bead. Nervy, fresh and complex with a luscious creamy mid palate. Flavours of pear, peach and lemon with notes of jasmine, leafy mint and lime blossom. Undertones of brioche and almonds with a lovely chalky minerality. Long lingering quince scented finish. Cellaring potential 5 years.

65% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 15% Cabernet Franc. 12% abv. 75cl.

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chancenyThis excellent Cremant de Loire is made by the talented vigneron Eric Laurent who is Cellar Master of the Cave des Vignerons de Saumur; famed for its catacombs deep underground in Saint Cyr. An ancient centre of Angevine viticulture, Saumur is renowned for its sparkling wines (Champagne House Tattinger has a base here). Originally from Burgundy; Eric spent time wine making in Oregon, South Africa, Chile and Argentina but found his calling in the Loire where he specialises in producing delicious wines. His de Chanceny Cremant is made from a careful blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc grown on tufa limestone, chalk and shale terroirs to the south of Saumur. This blend brings together the freshness of Chenin Blanc, the floral overtones of Chardonnay and fruitiness of Cabernet Franc perfectly.

chanceny glassesCareful aging in cellars carved out of the tufa stone enhances its freshness and finesse. The underground cellars have a constant temperature and humidity level making them ideal for the aging of sparkling wines. Eric uses the same method as Champagne producers (the Méthode Champenoise) to make his de Chanceny Cremant, which means that the second fermentation occurs in the bottle. The wine then spends 18 months aging before disgorging to develop an incomparably fine bead. The result is a very fine Cremant indeed, and one that you would be hard pressed to differentiate from Champagne.

De Chanceny Cremant de Loire is delicious to the last sip and a perfect apertif. It matches with a whole range of foods from party nibbles to a four course dinner. It’s refreshing effervesence is lovely with rich creamy dishes such as spaghetti carbonara, polenta with mushrooms or butternut squash risotto and its refreshing citrus flavours pair well with fruity desserts and sorbets. It’s also great with hot and spicy foods such as Chinese Sichuan or Hunan dishes, Mexican cuisine or Indian currys.

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3 reviews for De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thank you so much for introducing me to your De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut. It was everything you said it would be and more! Your description of the wine on your website was spot on! Both my wife and I thought it is fantastic value and a superb example of a quality Cremant. I would bet in a blind tasting people would think it is Champagne. It is a definite must buy for those who enjoy a glass of fizz and a great introduction to Cremant, something that is not widely known or available in the UK but consumed avidly in France.

  2. 5 out of 5

    This Cremant is outstanding, I still have a few bottles left over for my wife and I to enjoy after our dinner party. It really was a better-than- champagne choice! Brings back memories of a good supper in Saumur many years ago.

  3. 5 out of 5

    We tried your De Chanceny Cremant de Loire at our Wine Tasting – very good and great value. Interesting flavours and very nice quality. OK it wasn’t as impressive as a bottle of Pol Roger someone brought, but it was better than another Champagne and easily better than a sparkling Saumur I got cheap in Lidl. I preferred it to the Grand Cru Cremant from Alsace, and that was impressive. A small stock would be a good idea as it will obviously last and keep developing!

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