Get to know: Domaine Landreau, Cremant de Loire Rose NV
A delightful and delicate sparkling wine from the Loire. This has aromas of redcurrants, cranberry and blackcurrant leaf. The palate is slightly off-dry, balancing the fresh acidity, and there's a herbaceous edge to the bright red fruit red fruit. It is effortlessly light-bodied and crisp, leaving you wanting more.
"Crémant is the name given to traditional method sparkling wines made outside of the Champagne region in France. This means you often get much better value for money as shown by this elegant example from the Loire. It's just great, really fresh at first then moreish."
Domaine du Landreau has passed through four generations of vine growers in the Loire. Here the vines are cared for meticulously and are picked by hand with several passes through the vineyard so that only those grapes that are at optimum ripeness are picked. Slow fermentation allows the wines to develop more character before they are rested for 3 years 'sur lattes' to ensure they are served at the optimum time.