Domaine des Baumard, Chenin Blanc, Crémant de Loire "Carte Turquoise" Brut, Loire Valley, France NV
The non vintage Carte Tourquoise is extraordinarily consistent, with markedly fresh and complex aromas and flavors of apples, pears, almonds and honey, and a rich palate enlivened by a refined mousse. A beautiful and original interpretation of the category.
First produced in 1957, Baumard’s Crémant Carte Turquoise is a beautiful hand-crafted example of this appellation, which now covers both the Anjou and Touraine AOCs. The grapes are sourced from the estate as well as from a few selected growers, with the average vineyard age of 35 years. Minimum of 24 months en tirage. The palate is fresh and appetizing, reflecting the low dosage of 5-6 grams – essentially an Extra Brut.
Crémant de Loire designates the highest quality sparkling wine produced under strict controls. This brut can be enjoyed at festive occasions or informally at home.