Foucher-Lebrun NV 'Cuvee de Roys de Naples' Brut Cremant de Loire AOC
Item Number: 11369
Sub Region: Loire
Appellation/AVA: Cremant de Loire AOC
Grape(s): 50% Chenin Blanc / 25% Chardonnay / 25% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Clay with silex and sand
Vineyard Sources: The vineyards are located in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Lissault-sur-Loire. The soil is clay with silex and sand over a bedrock of limestone. Viticulture is lutte raisonnée.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is manual. Grapes are destemmed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks by parcel. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. Second fermentation happens in bottle. Elevage is 24 months sur latte, which is two times longer than is required by appellation laws. Cuvée des Roys de Naples is finished with a moderate dosage of 8-9g/L.
Tasting Notes: This traditional method sparkler is deliciously lean with crisp minerality and lively bubbles. Flavors include pear, green apple, and white nectarine.
About Foucher-Lebrun: Maison Foucher is a petit négociant with a mission to craft classic expressions of Loire Valley appellations at exceptional values.