Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé, Amélie Constant
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Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé, Amélie Constant - 2017

Item # 49291 750mL

A dry sparkling rosé made in the méthode champenoise that sees no dosage. Made entirely from Cabernet Franc, this red-fruited and lively sparkler is fresh, with fine bubbles and with pleasing herbaceous and toast aromas. Pair with oysters in red shiso mignonette.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Staff Pick Notes

Wow, what a delight! There is not a lot of Cremant that makes its way out of Bordeaux to our shores, so I am always on the lookout for it. This has a lot going for it, including 100% old vine Cab Franc, 2 years of lees aging, and biodynamic vineyard practice. All that, and it's a brut nature, so there's no added sugar at dosage! Bouquets of cut flowers and red fruits on the nose lead you to a crisp, dry wine with a wonderful textural component and a lingering finish. Can't wait to try it with some cheese!

- JGM

Glossary

Bordeaux

Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast of France around the Gironde river, Bordeaux is home to some of the most legendary wines on earth. There are (for all intents and purposes) five grape varieties permitted under French wine law for red Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and, very infrequently, Petit Verdot and Malbec. For white Bordeaux, only three varieties are permitted: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillion, and Muscadelle. The exact percentages of each grape variety used in any...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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