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Marquis de la Tour
Delicate and elegant, with notes of strawberries and raspberries. Round and fresh with fine bubbles.
Grape VarietiesCabernet Franc, Carignan, Grenache
- 88 Points
BackgroundThe Loire Valley has often been called the garden of France. This pastoral landscape, with its gently rolling hills and majestic chteaux, is the largest sparkling wine region in France, outside of Champagne. One of the best known names in fine Loire Valley sparkling wines is Marquis de la Tour from Maison Ackerman. Maison Ackerman, which has been identified with premium quality Loire Valley sparkling wines since 1811, is the Loire Valleys single largest wine producer. Ackerman today has a fully fledged sustainable development approach based on maintaining the right balance between the social, economic and environmental aspects of wine production. At Ackerman, this means respecting terroirs, holding onto their personal values and pursuing a viable economic approach. Named for a 16th century tower (tour) which still exists today, Marquis de la Tour reflects a long heritage of sparkling wine production. It has been a welcome guest and the toast of the party at social gatherings and family celebrations, both formal and casual. Its handsome packaging projects a timeless, classic elegance and is a charming and affordably priced sparkling wine.
VinificationOur oenologists take particular care when blending this wine, in order to conserve the Marquis de la Tour style, that is to say, a crisp, fruity, aromatic and light wine. The second fermentation preserves these features, all the while, giving birth to refined and elegant bubbles. The wine is the matured on the dine lees to foster aromatic complexity, fat and roundness. The expedition liqueur made from Chenin offers vivacity, roundness and structure. It is matured for 4 months in vats.
NoseDominated by red berries with subtle, vanilla notes.
PalateWell rounded with intense fruity flavors
AnalysisAlcohol: 12 %
Serving SuggestionsServe as an aperitif or with fish, white meat or even with dessert. Serve at a temperature of 8°C.