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The fruit of Le Jardin de la France, the central Loire Valley, an ancient wine growing region with lovely vistas and magnificent castles. In 1883, notary and wine lover Henri Grandin married Mademoiselle Pouillet de Limesle, whose family owned the cellars at La Bouvraie in the old royal glassworks of Louis XIV, situated underneath a splendid castle at Ingrandes sur Loire. In 1886, he launched the label that bears his name. Grandin remains to this day an elegant sparkling wine, with an exceptional palate, fine bead and exquisite aromas.
Grapes are sourced from specialized vineyards in the Loire, Bordeaux and Charentais, pressed, inoculated and fermented into a dry still wine. To this base, a small quantity of drawing liquid, called Prise de mousse, is added to induce a secondary vinification. The fermenting wine is bottled and corked, encouraged by the action of waking yeasts. A second fermentation ensues under the caves of H. Grandin, hidden from light and far away from the warmth of Valley Loire Valle. It is this ancillary ferment which fills the wine with effervescence. After a year in bottle, ageing on sedimentery yeast lees, the characteristic subtlety and finesse evolves into the character and style that's known around the world as Grandin.
An attractive sparkling wine, profuse effervescence and rich straw gold color. Scents of floras and yeast, light citrus and hints of toast. A palate of juicy, flavours, delicate almond and hazelnut characters are supported by citrus fruits and buttered brioche notes. Crisp and elegant, a fully rounded palate, lingering with vitality and exquisite freshness on the finish.