The current release offers up a bright and nicely complex nose of lemon, quince, flinty minerality, a touch of bread dough and a top-note of citrus zest. On the palate the wine is crisp, medium-full and nicely soil-driven, with a good core, frothy mousse and a long, bright and bouncy finish. This is a very good Loire sparkler and a fine value.
The Crémant de Loire “Cuvée des Roys de Naples” non-vintage Brut bottling from Maison Foucher is composed of a blend of fifty percent Chenin Blanc and twenty-five percent each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vins clairs do not undergo malo and the wine spends twenty-four months aging sur latte prior to disgorgement.