Domaine de Nerleux "La Folie des Loups" Crémant de Loire Rosé
Cabernet Franc｜Loire Valley
Nerleux is Old French for "Black Wolf," a reference to which one sees throughout, including this La Folie des Loups – "The Madness of the Wolves."
A staggering nine generations of the Neau family have farmed this land. Totally organic for decades, very old vines, dry farmed, this is about as prestigious terroir as you can find in the Loire or anywhere for that matter. Led by the inimitable Amélie Neau, she presides over the estate and has taken the quality to dizzying heights. Her reds are deep, focused examples of Saumur-Champigny (Cab Franc) that age splendidly for decades, and this sparkling rosé from her younger vines is a glorious 100% Cab Franc, absolutely natural sparkler made in the traditional method, the same process used to make Champagne.
It's an incredibly dry style of Brut, with white pepper, cranberry, strawberry, rosewater, orange peel, and violets throughout. Clean, minerally, and refreshing, these bubbles will awaken your palate and make your mouth water.
It doesn't get much better than this for value bubbles from an authentic organic estate in the heart of the Loire Valley. Free shipping on six bottles! Cheers!