De Chanceny is emblematic of our know-how in producing fine, sparkling Loire wines according to the Méthode Traditionnelle, developed since 1953. Winemaker: Eric Laurent. 42 year-old, oenology diploma from the faculty of Dijon.
Grape varieties: Cabernet franc (100%)
Age of the vines: 20 year-old (average) Soil: Our "De Chanceny" rosé cuvée is made from grapes grown on selected plots to the south of Saumur. The clay-limestone terroir promotes perfect ripening and ageing in our tufa chalk cellars gives this cuvée its superb freshness, fruit, and character.
Winemaking techniques : Hand picking, gentle pressing, and cool fermentation (18°C) ensure that all the aromas are preserved. Second fermentation in bottle of a selection of the best wines, according to the Méthode Traditionnelle.
Ageing : The bottles are stored horizontally on wooden laths in our tufa cellars for a minimum of 12 to 16 months before disgorging, to develop an incomparably fine bead. Lovely pink colour with brilliant highlights. Fine, persistent bead. Freshness and finesse: fine, lively bouquet with fresh, red-berry fruit aromas (wild strawberries and cherries). Lively initial impression on the palate and good aromatic intensity. Well-balanced on the palate, following through with a fresh, wonderfully subtle aftertaste.
Food & Wine Pairing: Enjoy chilled (8-10°C) as an aperitif (quiches & savoury cakes), with desserts (red-berry fruit sorbet, chocolate tart, dried-fruit desserts, with honey or red-berry fruit), or simply for pleasure.