MONMOUSSEAU CUVEE JM ROSE
AOC TOURAINE – LOIRE VALLEY
VARIETALS: 70 % Cabernet Franc and 30 % Gamay.
REGION AND TERROIR The Touraine area is characterized by magnificent royal castles, beautiful tuffstone houses, deep forests like those of Amboise and Montrichard, sunny valleys where rivers flow, and also slopes covered with vineyards. The soil is mainly composed of chalk and clay. It is here in the ‘ aubuis ‘ (soil type) where the chenin blanc and gamay grapes grow best. The Touraine also contains strategic plots amongst the plains and slopes, where the soil is lighter and more fertile, it is here where the Cabernet Franc thrives. The climate is semi-continental. It is protected from excessive cold thanks to sea breezes which come up the Loire Valley. This also reduces temperature variations.
WINE MAKING PROCESS This cuvée is made according to the Méthode Traditionnelle process. Its secondary fermentation on laths and a maturation of 18 months in our troglodyte caves at a natural and constant temperature of 12°C, provide it with a special elegance. It is very refined.
APPEARANCE AND TASTE Its color is of a delicate salmon pink. The bubbles are very fine and abundant, and are long-lasting in the flute. Its bouquet is very fruity. Hints of raspberry are noticeable and forecast the explosion of aromas of summer fruit when you taste it. This cuvée is both as lively, round, and supple as a white Méthode Traditionnelle wine.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Served at 6 / 8°C, this cuvée will offer all its complexity and delicacy.
Perfect as an aperitif, yet it is a surprisingly versatile wine that can compliment many lighter style dishes such as Asian cuisine or poultry. Of course it is also delicious with chocolate cake.