Producer: Chateau D'Avrille
Wine: Cremant de Loire Brut Rose Non-Vintage
Varietals: Pinot Noir & Grolleau
Nose: Elegant aromas of eucalyptus, cranberry and red berries
Palate: Medium-bodied with dry, silky and fruity finish
Food: Great with roasted lamb, hard cheeses, charcuterie, poultry or by itself!
Cellaring: Drink now
Les Garennes Sur Loire, Loire Valley
Le Château d’Avrillé has been a family domain for generations.
Today, the 4th generation carries on the history of The Château.
The vineyard is located a few miles from Brissac-Quincé, in the heart of
the Coteaux de l’Aubance and the Anjou Village of Brissac. It is composed of 741 acres which 494 acres are planted with vines composed of Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay. The viticulture is sustainable with some organic practices (grass between the rows on some plots).
Eusèbe Biotteau, an important figure in the Angers wine production, founded the vineyard in May 1938. After 50 years of hard work, he passed on his knowledge, expertise and passion for wine and vines to his sons and grandsons. Today, the 4th generation carries on the history of The Château d’ Avrillé.
Pascal Biotteau is the current owner of the château. He is working with his 2 sons: Charles-Eusébe, vineyard manager and winemaker; and Alexis who runs the business aspect of the property. Charles-Eusèbe has been working some plots in organic conversion and the entire vineyard will be fully certified in 2020. With such a vast Domaine they decided to start the organic conversion one plot at a time.
AOP/AOC by decree dated 17th October 1975, amended 23rd September 2011. Crémant de Loire AOP is grown and produced in the same areas as AOP Anjou, Touraine and Cheverny.
The Loire Valley has a long tradition of producing excellent sparkling wines. The Crémant de Loire AOC was introduced by INAO, along with strict specification governing its production, standardizing Crémant production across the country. With the support of the region’s expert winegrowers and négociants, the AOP has gradually become more and more popular.