2018 Saphir, Saumur Brut, Bouvet Ladubay

90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Chardonnay. Year in, year out, this is a firm favourite of ours for its deliciously smooth, creamy palate, and fresh, lightly citrus flavours as well as its unbeatable price. The 2018 Saphir is brimming with energy.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£13.63
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£81.78

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire, France
  • Grape
    90% Chenin Blanc
    10% Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2023
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%
2018 Saphir, Saumur Brut, Bouvet Ladubay
Bouvet Ladubay

Initially bought in 1932, outside investment was sought from Taittinger in 1971, and whilst their involvement ended in 2005 it was only in 2015 that the family was able to take back full control. The Saphir came about in 1971 when Patrice Monmousseau was searching for a precious name for his new vintage wine. On a post proposal waterskiing trip with his fiancée, the newly acquired sapphire ring was lost to the river Loire, giving rise to the legend of Saphir.

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