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Crémant de Loire Platine

Louis de Grenelle

Crémant de Loire Platine Bottle
Appellation
Crémant de Loire
Variety
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
20-60
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk, sand
Altitude
60 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, each variety and parcel is fermented separately in tank, secondary fermentation in bottle
Aging
12 months on lees before disgorgement, minimal dosage of 2g/L

Overview

Dominated by its medieval castle, the town of Saumur is surrounded by vineyards that are planted on the far western edge of the Touraine on chalky and sandy clay soils. The primary grapes of Saumur are Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc but Chardonnay also excels on these soils. Louis de Grenelle makes Platine from these three grapes combining both estate fruit and fruit that is purchased on long term contracts. Each variety is fermented separately then blended and aged sur latte for 12 months before disgorgement.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Crémant de Loire
  • Proprietor
    Françoise Flao & Antoine Bodet
  • Winemaker
    Guillaume Poitevin
  • Size / Elevation
    40 hectares / 60 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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