Honey, toast and white pepper on the nose. Very nice mousse and fine bubbles, just a hint of pink. Quite dry and almost still wine like on the palate - the cab franc really shows through with lots of graphite,iron and earth along with some dark cherry fruit - ultra dry. Went quite well with an array of dishes. Did not know that Baumard even made a sparkling wine...
The nose is rather attractive in its leafy and cassis notes that are married to a strawberried fruit. The palate is a bit too soft and despite some attractive mineral notes, it comes across as a little dull.
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(NV Domaine des Baumard Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé) Purchased summer 2010. A fine, slightly bronzed tinge to this pale peachy-pink wine with its moderate bead. A fresh and evocative nose, with plenty of peachy-stony red fruits. Very firm on the palate, very confident, full of sherbet-tinged pink fruits and lots of bright acidity, zip and freshness. Crisply defined and very beautifully lifted, with a little zesty tangerine towards the end, and a lovely, slightly bitter, tingling finish. Lovely stuff, with an attractively bitter grip that keeps you coming back for more.
(NV Domaine des Baumard Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé) Purchased summer 2010. A peachy, slightly bronzed hue in the glass. Incredibly fresh on the nose, all nettles and stones, broadening out to include a little strawberry-peach, and also a sherbetty-mineral edge as the wine warms up a little. Fresh, floral, crisp red fruit character on the palate, very dry but with a nice little edge of flesh to it through the middle before honing down into a more defined, pithy, almost grippy finish. This is fresh and lively, the perfect Sunday-afternoon apéro.