IGP Val de Loire: Château Fouquet 'Fillibulle' Rosé 2018
Delicately dry, yet flamboyantly fruity, the Filliatreaus' rare, artisanal vintage bubbly makes for a sensational Summer sundowner.
Cabernet Franc 'ace' family the Filliatreaus have turned their hand to producing a delicious, bottle-fermented sparkling wine from natural yeasts with no added sugar or sulphites. It exhibits a delicate mousse and coral-pink colour, with crushed Summer berry scents and flavours.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saumur|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Dessert|
|Cellarage||Drink 2019 - 2020.|
|Vinification||This pétillant naturel is produced from a single fermentation in the bottle. When this méthode ancestrale sparkling wine is disgorged in the Spring, no sugars, yeasts or stabilizing sulphites are added. Total production is 250 cases.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
The Filliatreaus are renowned for having modernised winemaking in the Saumur and Saumur Champigny regions, producing vibrant wines with excellent fruit characteristics. Their wines are extremely popular on the Paris restaurant market and increasingly well known around the world. Yapp Brothers have been importing Filliatreau wines since 1976.
"I love this property and all of its wines. Cabernet Franc, from warmer vintages in the Loire, can rival the great red wines of France, but they never trouble the credit card. Perhaps a little unfortunate for the Domaines here, but a wondrous jackpot for those of us who know this secret. How many other regions in the world retail their greatest labels for less than twenty quid? Buy all you can and only tell people you love about the stellar wines at Filliatreau."
Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek.
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