Louis de Grenelle

Corail Saumur Brut Cabernet Franc Rosé

9.08 ratings
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Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

100% Cabernet Franc (Rosé Corail), Loire Valley, Samur.

Just a beautiful bottle of the sparkling version of probably one of my favorite grapes, Mmmm Cab Franc!

Nose is earthy raspberry with spring strawberry juice, cold wet slate and grapefruit zest.
Palate is dirty raspberry/strawberry, ruby grapefruit juice lite and wet mineral trending sandstone.

Last bottle 😕

The best muselet cap in the business, IMHO.

100% Cabernet Franc (Rosé Corail), Loire Valley, Samur.

Just a beautiful bottle of the sparkling version of probably one of my favorite grapes, Mmmm Cab Franc!

Nose is earthy raspberry with spring strawberry juice, cold wet slate and grapefruit zest.
Palate is dirty raspberry/strawberry, ruby grapefruit juice lite and wet mineral trending sandstone.

Last bottle 😕

The best muselet cap in the business, IMHO.

Jan 6th, 2019
Ted Corvey

100% Cab Franc? Big fan of the varietal and I've never had it as a sparkling wine so I had to try this. This isn't a great rosé necessarily, but it is a solid interesting wine that's clearly Cab Franc given pepper aroma and flavor. On the nose there's a crisp spicy earthiness that continues in taste but evolves into tight flavors of wild strawberry with nice acidity. Lacks the creamy smoothness of most well made Cremant and Champagne, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing with this wine. Worth a try.

100% Cab Franc? Big fan of the varietal and I've never had it as a sparkling wine so I had to try this. This isn't a great rosé necessarily, but it is a solid interesting wine that's clearly Cab Franc given pepper aroma and flavor. On the nose there's a crisp spicy earthiness that continues in taste but evolves into tight flavors of wild strawberry with nice acidity. Lacks the creamy smoothness of most well made Cremant and Champagne, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing with this wine. Worth a try.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2016
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

8.7

Pepper and funk

Pepper and funk

Jul 10th, 2016
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Jayna Fontenot

Delicate deep rose color and lots of tiny bubbles. Cab Franc grapes. Soft berry and plum on the nose. Crisp and really flavorful, with a finish that reminds me of Languedoc. Made myself a board of blackberries, fontina, and prosciutto to go with this. Divine.

Delicate deep rose color and lots of tiny bubbles. Cab Franc grapes. Soft berry and plum on the nose. Crisp and really flavorful, with a finish that reminds me of Languedoc. Made myself a board of blackberries, fontina, and prosciutto to go with this. Divine.

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Emily Bolles

Splendid brut rose to start off a meal with - dry, fun, tasty

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Anthony Hughes

Delicious and effervescent

Delicious and effervescent

Sep 10th, 2017
Lisa Reynolds

Delish

Delish

Jun 21st, 2017