Price:  £13.95 | Case Rate: £13.25
Ex Tax: £11.63

Bouvet-Ladubay - Rose Excellence NV

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Loire
  • Wine Area: Anjou-Saumur
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

A fun, cheaper alternative to Champagne for a party or an aperitif, this will take on many of the same foods that good, non-vintage Champagne can take on. Try this with all kinds of fish and seafood, including smoked and raw, and don't be afraid to try it with all kinds of spicy food, such as Indian, Chinese and Thai. Because of its good, clean acidity, it can also take on richer, cheese dishes and dishes containing cream, and Michel Roux suggests deep-fried almond-coated Camembert.

Duty/Vat Paid
WE: 86 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

Flattering colour with hints of salmon-pink and “partridgeeye”. Very fine bubbles and a ripeberry bouquet with redcurrant and long lasting aroma of vine-peach. Cabernet structures the palate with hints of blackcurrant and quince. A distinguished wine, well bred and with balanced tannins typical of the Cabernet rosé with plenty of fruit and lingering flavour.

Winery Information

Bouvet-Ladubay

Established by Etienne Bouvet in 1851, this is the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in Saumur, and like many of the other leading houses they are today based in St-Hilaire-St-Florent. This town, effectively now a suburb of Saumur on the riverbank just downstream from the main town itself, was where Etienne set up his business. Bouvet, born in 1828 to a local vigneron..

Expert Reviews

Wine Enthusiast (NV)86 pts

This is a soft, off-dry wine with attractive red fruit and a smooth, rounded texture. Acidity balances to give a crisp, fruity aftertaste. Drink now.