Varieties: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Country, Region: France, Loire Valley
Appellation: AOC Touraine Methode Traditionelle
80% Chenin blanc 20% Chardonnay . Moderate dosage (8 gms/ltr) ensures a fine crisp aperitif style with finesse.
The Cuvée JM wine, named after Justin Marcel one of Monmouseau's founders, is based on 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc, also called Pineau de la Loire or Pinot de la Loire in Touraine, is known under more than 40 names throughout the world. Nevertheless, it is in the Val de Loire and particularly in Touraine, that it develops best its intrinsic qualities in harmony, thanks to the soil and climate. This grape variety is perfectly adapted to the bottle fermentation used to make Méthode Traditionnelle wines
Since 1886, the house of Monmousseau situated in Montrichard in Touraine, elaborates a selection of highly expressive red, white and rosé still and sparkling wines. The traditional winemaking procedures, combined with the secrets of the House, contribute to the unique character of Monmousseau’s offerings: prestigious wines, boasting character, for the pleasure of sharing and the art of living.
The Touraine area: for more than 15 centuries, the vineyards of this beautiful region of France were celebrated by many famous French poets and writers. One of them, Jules Romain, said about our wines: ' They are the essence of the French spirit '. The soil is based on the tuff stone (in which our caves are dug out), covered by granite, clay and flint. Very similar to the soil of Champagne by its characteristics, it ensures a nice balance between the acidity of the chalk and the ' earthy ' taste of clay to its wines. The climate is semi-continental. This avoids excessive coldness in the winter and extreme heat during summer days. It is exceptionally favourable to the growing of particular grape varieties.