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    Volage

    Sparkling Rose

    France, Loire Valley, Cremant de Loire

    Rose

    Winery Overview

    Volage offers a sparkling rose made in the style of a "Method Traditionnelle" Champagne. This classic production offers greater flavor and complexity than a less expensive Charmat Method wine. The name Volage in French means "changeant," "volatile," "fickle," -- it expresses the idea of freedom. Volage sources from Domaine du Landreau in the Loire Valley to provide Cabernet Franc grapes of the highest quality and create a "grower Cremant" style wine. Instagram

    Vineyard

    Domaine du Landreau is growing some of the most sought after Cabernet Franc in the region of the Loire Valley. Located in the sub-region of Val du Layon, 12 acres of Cabernet Franc vines are cultivated for the productionof Volage rose. The vines average at 30 years of age and sit at 180 ft of elevation with a southwest exposure.

    Soil

    sandy loam

    Viticulture

    The grapes are grown on 12 acres of vineyards facing southwest and grown with sustainable practices. Vines are 30 years old on average and spur pruned. At harvest, the grapes are picked manually and give a concentrated average yield of 40 hectoliters/hectare, where the typical average for this area is 74 hl/ha.

    Vinification

    At the winery, the grapes are pressed immediately after harvest with short skin contact to preserve fruity freshness, and a bright, light color. Fermentation begins with selected yeast strains in stainless steel thermoregulated tanks. Second fermentation occurs in the bottle, and the only filtration technique used is disgorgement of the bottles. Total sulfur at bottling is 32mg.

    Aging

    The wine is aged in bottle on the lees for 3 years to achieve yeasty complexity. After disgorgement, there is a dosage of 3g/liter, classifying this wine as a "Brut Sauvage." After disgorgement, the wine ages for 6 more months in bottle before being released.

    Tasting Notes

    Fresh strawberry and floral notes, juicy raspberry on the palate, elegant, refined and delicate, tasty minerality and a tingly finish.

    Scores & Ratings
    90
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