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Bouvet-Ladubay Rose Excellence Brut, Loire, France

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $14   From: $12   To: $17

Score: 83  
The Wine-Searcher score of 83/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
86/100  
76/100  
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Mondial du Rose 2009 Argent

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Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Franc most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. 

As a varietal wine, Cabernet Franc is light to medium bodied and often shows vegetal characteristics, in particular green bell peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to incorrectly identify Cabernet Franc as unripe Cabernet Sauvignon, or even Carmenere. This has ...more


Region
  • The Loire Valley is a key wine region in western France. It follows the course of the Loire river on its long journey through the heart of France, from the inland hills of Auvergne to the plains on the French Atlantic coast near Nantes (Muscadet country).

    Important in terms of both quantity and quality, the region generates vast quantities (around 4 million h/L each year) of everyday wines as well as some of France's very finest. Diversity is another of the region's key strengths. The wine styles made here range from the light, tart Muscadet and sweet, honeyed Bonnezeaux to the sparkling whites of Vouvray and juicy, ...more

  • France – the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained i...more

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