Looking for a sparkling rosé wine made from the best grapes for a sophisticated ad dition to your table or party? VOLAGE AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé is the perfect rosé for you! Founder François-Xavier Chaillou, a former executive at high-end luxury wine producers including Veuve Clicquot and Vintus, has achieved his initial mission to bring you the most affordable and high-quality sparkling rosé produced in the same way as the most famous Champagne.
Four years ago, after having a hard time finding a good glass of rosé Champagne that wasn’t astronomically priced in New York City restaurants, Chaillou set his sights on the Loire Valley. The region is similar in latitude to the Champagne region and has a long history of producing both quality sparkling wine and benchmark Cabernet Franc grapes, which he considers ideal for rosé. He collaborated with Loire specialist Chris Hardy of Charles Sydney Wines, Ltd., a renowned wine export broker, and tasted over 70 different wines from small and large producers. He eventually discovered Domaine du Landreau in Val du Layon, a commune in the Maine-et-Loire part of western France.
It is due to the vineyard’s unique soil, climate and expressive grape variety that Chaillou was able to create an innovative “grower Crémant.” Chaillou created his first wine with winemaker Elodie Battais and consultant extraordinaire Patrick Leon using hand-harvested grapes at peak maturity. The wine is made in the méthode traditionnelle, like Champagne, where the second fermentation is achieved directly in the bottle. The significant difference with VOLAGE is that it is aged for three years in the bottle (whereas the law in the Loire Valley requires only nine months). Coincidentally, this is the same length of time that a vintage Champagne requires.
“If you want to make a sparkling wine at the level of Champagne, you have to put all the proper techniques into it in order to bring it to that next level. For VOLAGE, that means using better quality grapes from the well-established vines of a single vineyard, a long second fermentation and low sugar level,” he explained.
VOLAGE, a perfect addition to your summer days—or nights—doesn’t have much added sugar, only 3 grams of dosage per liter, so you can enjoy the wine and better maintain your beach body all summer long.
VOLAGE satisfies in both substance and style, with a sophisticated bottle reminiscent of an art nouveau perfume bottle. The name VOLAGE, which comes from a saying about birds flying away from their cage, in addition to having been a symbol of the suffragettes in France, is all about the idea of freedom. You too can feel free this season when you fill up your glass with VOLAGE, the best-looking and best-tasting bottle of sparkling rosé around!
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VOLAGE is available at www.schumerswines.com or by calling 212-355-0940 with delivery available in Manhattan.