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Le Brut Rosé de Baumard

Crémant de Loire

The Crémant de Loire appellation covers the region formerly known as Anjou and Touraine provinces. All of Baumard’s sparkling wines are Crémant de Loire and thus subject to stricter regulations than your run-of-the-mill mousseux.  Made entirely from Cabernet Franc, the Brut Rosé was first released in 2003 and is notable for spending at least three years on its lees following secondary fermentation.

In the vineyard, rows are alternately ploughed and grassed. This helps to maintain the soil’s microscopic fauna and humus potential and avoids soil-compression from the use of heavy machinery, such as tractors, in the vineyard. High training wires (over two meters) maximise leaf surface-area and avoid the need for topping during the vegetative time.  The grapes are hand harvested and placed in pneumatic press. Only first press wine is used. Refermentation is done in the bottle, and the wine is then aged on lees for three years.

Beautiful pink, the  Brut Rosé is lively and pleasant with current, ginger and rose petal aromas.  The Cabernet Franc grape shows its character in a very elegant way, and the wine is packed with delicious fresh strawberry and red currant flavors.

Le Brut Rosé de Baumard bottle