Welcome to the fastest selling bottle of French Fizz in the country. This '
Tête de Cuvée
' from the Loire Valley's Marcel Martin is known the world over for being one of the best value for money sparkling wines you can buy. And since we started importing this wine, we cannot keep up with the demand. Every shipment lasts probably the better part of a few weeks before it is all snapped up. But it makes sense, as not only is this a perfect aperitif, with its green apple, seaspray and chalky tang, it is also an absolute bargain. With some US retailers selling this wine for between $25-$37 a bottle, our price is a relative snip in comparison.
Get in on this brilliant, scintillating bottle of bubbles while you still can.
Marcel Martin's 'tête du cuvée' (i.e. the best of the house) is made with all the care of Champagne - hand picked grapes, bottle fermentation and 18 months on lees. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, the NV Marcel Martin Tête du Cuvée Crémant de Loire has all the quality you'd expect from an NV Champagne, but with a juicier edge. A creamy palate of citrus, flowers and dried fruit, this exceptional Cremant is beautifully balanced and finishes long and full.
This sparkling wine is the result of the know-how and the rigorous work of the Marcel Martin winemaking team. They shape well balanced, fine wines that deliver consistent quality with each vintage. The harvest takes place from the end of September through to mid-October. Second fermentation in the bottle with ageing on lees for at least 18 months.
Pale yellow with green highlights and a line of fine bubbles. Balanced wine with complex aromas of white flowers and dried fruit complemented with an ample, long finish. Food pairing - To be enjoyed with white fish, a green salad, or on its own as an aperitif. Alc/vol - 12.0%
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979. Known as the GCF Group, this is the number 1 privately owned winemaker in France with growers and vineyards in the great wine-producing regions of France covering over 3,000 ha of vineyards. Some of the focus regions include Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy and now in Provence. With such a huge network, it is little wonder that they can deliver well made, authentic regional styles.