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Marquis de la Tour
Lovely as an aperitif, with light fare or fruit-based desserts, this sparkling wine reveals aromas of citrus and floral notes. It is slightly sweet with fine bubbles, rounded out by notes of citrus and stone fruit. Serve over Ice.
Grape VarietiesUgni Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
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 full 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 stylish packaging projects a timeless, classic elegance and is a charming and affordably priced sparkling wine.
VinificationDue to the Loire Valley’s northern location, the grapes maintain a high level of acidity during harvest. The grapes undergo cool stainless steel fermentation for 8 to 15 days. Consistency and quality are carefully monitored to create fine bubbles.
NoseCitrus and floral notes
PalateSlightly sweet with fine bubbles, rounded out by notes of citrus and stone fruit.
AnalysisAlcohol: 11 %RS: 45 g/l
Serving SuggestionsServe over ice. This slightly-sweet sparkling wine is lovely as an aperitif, or enjoyed with light fruit-based desserts.