Origin of Louis Vallon Crémant de Bordeaux Semi Dry

This effervescent wine is elaborated according to very strict rules, using the Semillon and Cabernet Franc grape variety.

According to the legend, a young english soldier was looked after by a french priest during the Hundred Years War. This priest made him discover a sparkling wine made by himself. He described his vineyard saying that by the moonlight, the ‘Vallon Luit’ (the valley gleams). The soldier came back to England talking about this ‘Luit Vallon’ which became ‘Louis Vallon’.

 

Grape varieties

Blend: mainly Semillon, Cabernet Franc

 

Vinification

Grape harvest is manually-operated and grapes are carried out to the pneumatic press using small openwork grape box. Each stage is aimed at limiting the grape oxidation so that flavors remain pure.

Different development stages follow the Traditional method : pressing, first fermentation, second fermentation in the bottle, maturing, riddling, disgorging and titration.

Tasting notes

This wine is gently sparkling and its gold robe is lightened by shades of green. The nose is subtle and discrete and brings up white flower notes. The palate is supple, round and slightly sweet, with an almond flavored finish.

 

Pairing food and wine

This wine will charm palates as an aperitif as for dessert.

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