A lovely, coral-pink, dry Crémant de Loire from the exemplary Vignerons de Saumur co-opérative in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. This delightful bottle-fermented rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Franc, has an uplifting palate of crushed berries and is perfect for parties and celebrations. An excellent alternative to rosé Champagne if you're expecting a crowd!
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Crémant de Loire Mousseux Brut - a rosé wine with an appealing coral pink colour, this delicate fizz displays rosehip and redcurrant flavours and a soft, seductive effervescence.
At Saint Cyr-en-Bourg, just to the south-east of Saumur, the dynamic Vignerons de Saumur Cave Co-opérative has long been a source of really well-made and benignly priced wines. Their Saumur Blanc is a conrnerstone of the Yapp list without which we could barely function. The Cave also produces a versatile sparkling Chenin Blanc, a fine sparkling Crémant de Loire rosé and a supple, youthful red Cabernet Franc.
Swift service, bottles well packed
Always excellent service
Excellent prices for excellent quality.
previously had a home delivery that was left on front door step (we live on main road), it was seen by a friend and they stored it for me
Malcolm Gluck - Condé Nast Traveller, 10th September 2014. says:I cannot prepare food without a glass of wine beside me. This is, I find, especially pertinent when blackening aubergines. As the vegetable chars, it becomes aromatic and thus a spur to the thirst. It may seem fatuous to recommend a wine to drink while carrying out this operation, but I shall do so nevertheless. Cremant de Loire Mousseux Brut Rosé, an elegant sparkling wine from Saumur in the Loire, made from 100 per cent Cabernet Franc grapes, is a steal at £12.95 from Yapp Brothers of Mere in Wiltshire.http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/food/aubergine-moutabal-recipe-wine-pairing
The Wine Gang - June 2014 says:The dazzling pink colour makes this wine appear immediately appealing, and it doesn't disappoint on the palate. Fresh redcurrants and pomegranate with a zip and zing to the acid and plenty of fizz without being synthetic and foamy. This may not have the depth of flavour of a pink Champagne, but it's an ultra-relaible alternative traditional method French fizz to sup on this summer. 87/100.
Jancis Robinson MW - JancisRobinson.com 13th July 2011 says:Mid salmon, clear glass and golden label. Very clean nose and pretty tart finish after lots of strawberry fruit. Decent enough for the price and not too aggressive fizz – no froth.
Yapp Brothers are members of 'The Bunch', a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants.
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