Gratien and Meyer Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

The Loire Valley is unjustly neglected by modern wine lovers. In the Saumur region there are two key grape varieties and these are used to great effect in this cooler climate. Chenin Blanc has its natural home here and some of the wines are even aged in oak for many years; and Cabernet Franc produces some extraordinarily sophisticated red wines which are often served chilled. It’s a whole Brave New World of Old World wine! And part of this traditional offering is Crémant de Loire. Every bit as labour intensive to produce as Champagne via the double fermentation method, and bursting with brioche flavour, these wines have subtler fizz and make perfect aperitif or dessert pairings.


It’s a whole Brave New World of Old World wine!


Gratien and Meyer are a long established family of wine here and their fantastic, creamy fizz is priced at a very modest level. Look out for their bottles when on your next trip to France!
This particular Brut Rosé blends Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc to stylish effect. On the palate there is berry fruit and then a long, unctuous finish to be relished either by itself or with some suitable canapés. Thinking of the Loire, smoked trout would work well as would smoked eel or some fresh goat cheese. It is also a perfect




17 / 20 Rosé Score
Rose Score17

About The Author

I’m Rosalind and I’m here to talk to you about Rosé. Whether it’s your first choice or your last on a wine list, this site is for you. After years of writing about and tasting wine, there is something truly special to me about the pink stuff. On the Rose Report, I write reviews of the best Rosé Wines. You can find out more about me HERE.