Crémant de Loire Brut, Dom. de la Bergerie
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Crémant de Loire Brut, Dom. de la Bergerie - 2016

Item # 38164 750mL
$22.96/ Single Bottle
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$275.52 $261.74/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

A French sparkling wine that should be on everyone's dinner table as it is a great complement to light meats and seafood dishes. Think of this sparkling wine as a wine to drink throughout your meal. It's made from Chenin Blanc and comes from a family domaine that was started in 1964 in the heart of the Anjou region in the Coteaux du Layon.

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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes it feels like there's no end to my craving for bubbles, but I can't always indulge in Champagne. Thank god for Cremants. This beauty from the Loire is a blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay grown on 88 acres in the heart of Coteaux du Layon. The Guégniard family has been making wine at Dom. Bergerie since the early 1960s. It's currently run by Yves Guégniard, his wife Marie-Annick, and their daughter Anne, who converted to organic farming. This is a fuller style of sparkling, dry, lush, easy-drinking, full of honied apples, citrus, and almonds. A perfect bottle to pop for brunch or a Tuesday night roast chicken.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.


At the far western end of the Loire Valley lies the town of Angers, for which the region of Anjou is named. The wines of this region enjoyed great fame throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, when wine production was dominated by the white varietals Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Then, when phylloxera wiped out most of these plantings, the area was replanted with a large proportion of Cabernet...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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