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Maison Bodet-Hérold

Bodet-Hérold Crémant de Loire, 'physis' L18

Bodet-Hérold Crémant de Loire, 'physis' L18

Taste the bitter orange characteristic of the chenin, and plushness of the grolleau. Taste precision and consonance in this exceptional sparkling wine.

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Region: Saumur - Turonien, Cénomanien, Loire Valley, France

Grape Varietal: 90% Chenin, 10% Grolleau

Assemblage: 2018 harvest

Soil: Turonian chalk, clay-rich marl

Vinification: Stainless steel tanks, separate vinification for the first press and the end-of-press must

Ageing: On lees

Disgorging: Bottling in April following the harvest, aging on lattes for 30 months

About the Producer

Based in Montreuil-Bellay, the Loire Valley, Maison Bodet-Hérold started as a micro-négoce, founded by couple Étienne Bodet and Kim Bodet-Hérold. Etienne amassed a fortune of experience, having worked at prominent domaines in Champagne, Burgundy and the Loire.

Etienne and Kim partner two organic producers in Saumur. One is located on a southeast-facing slope, with Chenin planted on Turonian chalk with light and well-drained soil. The other features grolleau grown on an east-facing marl-based plot with heavier, clay-rich soil. The grapes of the former plot projects acidity and precision, while those of the latter plot contribute to the bursting, juicy characteristics in the wine. 

The production processes abide by strict protocols and diligent attention to maintain optimal acidity and sugar balance, maintaining conducive ambient yeasts and adopting a non-malolactic approach in fermentation. A long fermentation period leads to autolysis and a release of intense flavours. Low skin to pulp ratio in the grolleau allows for a low concentration of stringent and bitter components while preserving great acidity.