Bois-Brinçon Crémant de Loire Brut Nature 2018
About the wine:
This crémant is a blend of 90% chenin blanc and 10% pineau d'Aunis. Upon arrival, grapes are pressed slowly and gently in a pneumatic press. The first fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Second fermentation occurs in bottle and is kickstarted with grape must, after which the wine is finished with no added dosage. This is a raw and vinous crémant with elegant bubbles and good aging potential.
Chenin Blanc, Pineau d'Aunis
Crémant de Loire
Certified Organic by Ecocert; Certified Biodynamic by Biodyvin
3 months stainless (20% neutral barrel)
About the producer:
Xavier Cailleau has entirely converted this ancient 700 year old estate in Anjou to Biodynamic farming, where many of the vines are quite old, the soil is rich in fossils and has a rare diversity with the landscape stretching over 6 villages and 8 different terroirs ; Grès, Tuffeau, Marne, Spilites, Rhyolites, etc. Xavier is very well-respected for all of his cuvées, but especially known for his “80” Grolleau; vines planted in 1930 (the 2010 now available is from 80 year old vines). In fact, for average age of vines, Bois-Brincon is either the oldest, or one of the oldest aged vine properties in the Anjou.