LANGLOIS-CHATEAU - Cremant de Loire Reserve 2000Vintage French Sparkling Wine
The fresh fruit flavours are enhanced by a great degree of brioche-like yeast autolysis and depth of honeyed fruit, as a result of the wine's extra time maturing on its lees.
The Crémant de Loire Appellation is among the most demanding sparkling wine appellations in France (far more stringent than, for example Saumur or Vouvray Brut, for the former of which the Langlois wines would naturally qualify).
Under the auspices of Bollinger, Langlois has further augmented the regulations to equal, and even exceed, those of Champagne: A majority of chalky soils, very favourable to elegant wines. Hand picking in small baskets in order to collect only the best grapes. 150 kg of grapes for 100 litres of must. A minimum maturing of 12 months in bottle. Selection of the grapes on the best terroirs of the area of Saumur. Total control of the pressing on our pneumatic press. Fermentation in small vats, allowing precise control.
A minimum maturing of 24 months in bottle, or more, depending on the cuvée.