Pureté de Silex
Crémant de Loir Rosé
France: Loire Valley
A very interesting and delightfully balanced sparkling wine from a 4th generation winemaker in the Loire Valley, today’s Pureté de Silex Crémant de Loire is very highly recommended selection for your Springtime sipping pleasure.
Richly delicious, this lovely Cremant is a delightful solo sipper, and we cannot help but recommend it as a fantastic first course wine. Shellfish, complex salads or an assortment of fruits and cheeses come to mind.
100% biodynamic and 100% delicious, we’ll be stocking our own personal cellars with this delightful bubbly!
Gorgeous salmon hues from core to slightly lighter edge. When viewed from the top, the wine takes on a slightly coppery tint. A strong, steady stream of fine bubbles cascades upward in a dance of intertwining columns.
Subtle, elegant soft with earthy aromas of almond skin, geranium, subtle dried pink rose petal and subtle wet river rock that play with fruits of golden raisin, young wild strawberry crowns, underripe Pink Lady apple.
As the wine crosses the threshold of the palate, flavors of young alpine strawberry and light mixed citrus and a hint of kiwi appear. At the mid palate, flavors become more broad and rich, adding luscious underripe white peach. None of these flavors are sweet, but neither is the wine overly savory.
Very long and full-flavored with earthy and fruit notes that diminish slowly and in equal proportion. Gradually, the wine begins to add a plush and wonderful dryness.
What the Winery Says
Crémant prepared “brut” (additional sugar dosed at less than 8g/L). Blend of Pineau d’Aunis (40%), Pinot Noir (20%), Grolleau Gris (20%) and Groslot Noir (20%) for a better balance and richness.
Carefully hand-picked in small baskets, pneumatic pressing; only the best cuvées “Tête de Cuvée” & “Première Taille” are reserved for this Crémant.
After a light racking of the must, fermentation starts with the natural yeast born by the fruit, in order to bring out more typicity. Temperature control between 18 and 20°C.
Racking and filtration, bottling in March. Two years of maturation at 12°C on wooden traditional sloping racks. Bottles are turned by hand
Color: pale salmon pink Bubbles: very small and persistent Nose: very fruity On the palate: light and fresh, with a long aftertaste
As an apéritif or in dessert
About the Winery
Pureté de Silex produces full-flavored and elegant sparkling wines from the Loire Valley. Using methods such as hand-picking in small baskets, and racking bottles by hand, sparkling wines are made with the utmost quality.