Domaine du Landreau Crémant de Loire, 2011, Loire Valley, France
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Hey, you made it this far. Time to celebrate? This cremant is proud of you.
Our favourite Cremant has had a makeover. Look at its fancy new label. What do we love about this wine? In short, everything. 1. It's more refreshing than a cold shower. 2. The fizz is long lasting but not too aggressive, so you can either linger over it or knock it back in sweet celebration. 3. As much effort has gone into this as goes into a vintage Champagne, but it won't cost you as much, making it perfect for parties, weekdays or maybe even breakfast.
The Morin family have been winemakers for four generations. Based in the heart of the Layon hillsides, they produce a dozen wines from three main sites. They modestly put their success down to the sheer generosity of the soils around Anjou, but they certainly know how to make the most of them. By front-loading the process basically doing much of the winemaking process in the fields and then taking their time where possible when fermenting, they create wines more expressive and sophisticated than a mime in a tuxedo.