"Charivari" Brut Sparkling Rose 2019750ml
This blend of 65% Gamay and 35% Grolleau hails from a leased organic vineyard that Anne-Cecile and Tanguy maintain in Franceuil, near Amboise. The grapes are co-fermented and bottled with about 15g of residual sugar. It is absolutely delicious: lovely notes of strawberry and raspberry on the nose and a creamy, delicate palate. It's name, "Charivari," pronounced sha·ri·va·ri, is the term for a French folk custom in which the community gives a noisy, discordant mock serenade, also pounding on pots and pans, at the home of newlyweds.
Domaine Perrault-Jadaud, a partnership between oenologist Anne-Cécile Jadaud and viticulturist Tanguy Perrault, began in 2008, after the couple met while teaching at the lycée viticole at Amboise. Anne-Cécile spent ten years as a consulting enologist in the south of France before returning to the Loire to teach and farm vineyards. Tanguy, a former student of philosophy and a native of Breton, also spent ten years working in viticulture before beginning his work with Anne-Cécile. The couple now work approximately eight hectares of organically-farmed vines spread across 15 small parcels near their home and winery in Chançay, in the northeastern portion of Vouvray. In addition to this, they work about three hectares of organic vineyards in Nazelles-Négron, near Amboise. It is here that Anne-Cécile is able to indulge her love of red wines, as the vineyards are planted to a mixture of Côt, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Grolleau, and Pineau d’ Aunis.
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