Cremant de Loire Brut Rose NV, Chateau D'Avrille

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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 and silky and fruity finish

Food: Great with roasted lamb, hard cheeses, charcuterie and poultry

Cellaring: Drink now or hold for 24 months

Chateau D'Avrille, Loire Valley

Eusèbe Biotteau, an important figure in the Angers wine production, founded the vineyard in May 1938. After 50 years of hard work, Eusèbe Biotteau 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. The vineyard is comprised of 300 hectares, 200 of which are vines. The
vineyard is located a few kilometers from Brissac- Quincé, in the heart of the Coteaux de l’Aubance and the Anjou Villages Brissac.

Their vines are composed of Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Sauvignon, Chenin, and Chardonnay.  The viticulture is sustainable with some organic practices (grass between the rows on some plots, sexual confusion trap to avoid some diseases on other).

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 te business aspect of the property. Charles-Eusèbe has been working some plots in
organic conversion and the entire vineyard will be fully certified in 2010. With such a vast Domaine they decided to do the organic conversion one plot at a time.