La Favorite
Crémant de Loire

La Favorite

Awards

Produced in very limited quantities, this Crémant de Loire is not presented at competitions.

Description

La Favorite is a pure Chenin and extra-brut Crémant de Loire . Lively and refined, it invites itself to your receptions, whether at the buffet, as an aperitif or at the start of a meal. With its fine bubbles and aromatic richness, it has everything to please and become… your Favourite!

AOP

Crémant de Loire. This geographical area extends over the vineyards of Saumur, Touraine, and Anjou, and therefore covers a wide variety of terroirs.

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Localisation

The grapes come from our most beautiful plots of land located on the Parnay hillside, near the Loire.

Terroir

The hillside of Parnay, which overlooks the Loire, offers Chenin a unique microclimate and an exceptional clay-limestone soil. The roots find their nourishment in the sedimentary stone which was formed 90 million years ago in the Upper Turonian.

Vine management and harvesting

The Domaine de Rocheville has been certified Organic Agriculture since 2019 (after 3 years of conversion) and was previously certified Terra Vitis (Living Earth) since 2011, a label that ensures respect for life from the vine to the bottle.

The soil is worked mechanically to avoid the use of herbicides, the plots benefit from natural grassing which improves the richness and structure of the soil, and a range of measures aim to protect the biodiversity (planting of hedges, roses, etc.).

Finally, the vines are subject to various types of care (short pruning, disbudding, green harvesting) aimed at limiting production and increasing the quality of the grapes.

The vines that give birth to the La Favorite, are around 50 years old, produce around 60hl/ha whereas the average yield of the AOC Crémant de Loire is 74hl/ha.

Vinification and maturing

Hand-picked, the bunches are harvested in slightly under-ripe condition and carefully transported in openwork boxes to the press. The juice obtained by a delicate pneumatic pressing is filled into barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The base wine thus obtained is matured on fine lees for 8 months before “tirage”.

The bottles then rest on slats for 36 months (whereas the minimum required by the Appellation is 12 months). This time of maturing in the cellar allows the natural foaming and the formation of very fine bubbles according to the traditional method.

When disgorging, the addition of a few millilitres of a liqueur concocted according to our own “home-made” recipe reinforces the balance and elegance of this sparkling wine, without adding any sweetness.

Storage

From the date of disgorgement, the Favorite will keep for 3 years in your cellar.

Chenin – Chenin – La Favorite – Crémant de Loire – Crémant de Loire

Sensory discovery

Appearance

In the flute, La Favorite has a pale-yellow colour.

Bouquet

The Bouquet evokes white fruits (pear) and white flowers (hawthorn).

Palate

Its fine and harmonious bubbles reveal all the refinement and aromatic complexity of this magical grape variety that is Chenin: beautiful attack on the palette where freshness and long-lasting aromas (hazelnut) are mixed.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

A wine for pleasure and celebration, “La Favorite” is at ease in many circumstances. If it is a wine for receptions and dinner aperitifs, its finesse vinous also allows it to be served with fish, seafood, and shellfish dishes. On a cheese platter, it takes its place with pressed cheeses such as Beaufort, Comté, Parmesan… For an original harmony, taste it with a Brillat Savarin or a tomme aux fleurs.

La Favorite crémant de Loire 100% chenin
Crémant de Loire La Favorite Cuvée Domaine de Rocheville
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La Favorite
Crémant de Loire

La Favorite

Awards

Produced in very limited quantities, this Crémant de Loire is not presented at competitions.

Description

La Favorite is a pure Chenin and extra-brut Crémant de Loire . Lively and refined, it invites itself to your receptions, whether at the buffet, as an aperitif or at the start of a meal. With its fine bubbles and aromatic richness, it has everything to please and become… your Favourite!

AOP

Crémant de Loire. This geographical area extends over the vineyards of Saumur, Touraine, and Anjou, and therefore covers a wide variety of terroirs.

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Localisation

The grapes come from our most beautiful plots of land located on the Parnay hillside, near the Loire.

Terroir

The hillside of Parnay, which overlooks the Loire, offers Chenin a unique microclimate and an exceptional clay-limestone soil. The roots find their nourishment in the sedimentary stone which was formed 90 million years ago in the Upper Turonian.

Vine management and harvesting

The Domaine de Rocheville has been certified Organic Agriculture since 2019 (after 3 years of conversion) and was previously certified Terra Vitis (Living Earth) since 2011, a label that ensures respect for life from the vine to the bottle.

The soil is worked mechanically to avoid the use of herbicides, the plots benefit from natural grassing which improves the richness and structure of the soil, and a range of measures aim to protect the biodiversity (planting of hedges, roses, etc.).

Finally, the vines are subject to various types of care (short pruning, disbudding, green harvesting) aimed at limiting production and increasing the quality of the grapes.

The vines that give birth to the La Favorite, are around 50 years old, produce around 60hl/ha whereas the average yield of the AOC Crémant de Loire is 74hl/ha.

Vinification and maturing

Hand-picked, the bunches are harvested in slightly under-ripe condition and carefully transported in openwork boxes to the press. The juice obtained by a delicate pneumatic pressing is filled into barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The base wine thus obtained is matured on fine lees for 8 months before “tirage”.

The bottles then rest on slats for 36 months (whereas the minimum required by the Appellation is 12 months). This time of maturing in the cellar allows the natural foaming and the formation of very fine bubbles according to the traditional method.

When disgorging, the addition of a few millilitres of a liqueur concocted according to our own “home-made” recipe reinforces the balance and elegance of this sparkling wine, without adding any sweetness.

Storage

From the date of disgorgement, the Favorite will keep for 3 years in your cellar.

Chenin – Chenin – La Favorite – Crémant de Loire – Crémant de Loire

Sensory discovery

Appearance

In the flute, La Favorite has a pale-yellow colour.

Bouquet

The Bouquet evokes white fruits (pear) and white flowers (hawthorn).

Palate

Its fine and harmonious bubbles reveal all the refinement and aromatic complexity of this magical grape variety that is Chenin: beautiful attack on the palette where freshness and long-lasting aromas (hazelnut) are mixed.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Vin de plaisir et de fête, La Favorite est à l’aise en de nombreuses circonstances. Si elle adore les réceptions et les apéritifs dînatoires, sa finesse vineuse lui permet aussi d’être servie sur des plats de poissons, fruits de mer et crustacés. Sur un plateau de fromages, elle prend toute sa place avec des fromages à pâte pressée, comme le Beaufort, le Comté, le Parmesan… Pour un accord inédit, goûtez-la avec un Brillat Savarin ou une tomme aux fleurs.

Servir fraîche, entre 6 et 8° C.

La Favorite crémant de Loire 100% chenin
Crémant de Loire La Favorite Cuvée Domaine de Rocheville

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Secure payments

You can pay by credit card in complete security thanks to our partner the Crédit Agricole. Our online store accepts CB, Visa, Mastercard and E-carte bleue.

For orders abroad, payment is also possible by remote banking card (by phone) and bank transfer.

Fast delivery

Delivery in France :
A flat rate of 20€ applies to all orders under 300€.
Above 300€, delivery is free.
Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 5 working days.

Delivery in Europe :
Shipping costs depend on the country of destination and the number of bottles. Please enter your address in our online shop to see the shipping costs for your order. Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 7 working days
For ordering more than 4 boxes (24 bottles), please call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00

Customer service

For any information about our wines or services, to place an order, track a parcel…, call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00 or send us a message via the contact page. We will be delighted to help you.