Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc
Geography: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: CrÃ©mant de Loire
This aromatic and expressive CrÃ©mant shows what superb sparkling wine can be made from Chenin Blanc with ample aging sur lattes (in this case, 3 years). From the 2016 vintage, itâ€™s a blend of 80% Chenin, 5% Chardonnay, and 5% Cabernet Franc. With fine mousse and notes of yellow apple and wisteria across the midpalate, itâ€™s nicely balanced with 2 grams of dosage tempering the naturally high acidity of Chenin Blanc.