Looking for an alternative to Champagne? Take my advice for this bang-for-buck excellent tasting Crémant from the Loire Valley. You can find it at PWS for $30, and wait till you hear what went into making this wine!
The Bois Mozé vineyards are located between Angers and Saumur, west of the towns of Chinon and Tours in the Loire Valley. The Loire being renown for Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc, but here’s something alternative. Here is a Cremant made from 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% black Grolleau grapes. The fruit is cold pressed, left for 12 hours on skins for the colour extraction, then a further 3 years ageing on lees before being disgorged. A lovely aromatic dry sparkling wine, notes of red currants, blackcurrants, rose and spice. The acidity is firm and crisp, nicely toned fruit on the palate. Clean, moderately weighted on the finish. A great drink for the cooler sunny days heading up to summer! Drink now – 2025. 90/100.