(2021) A Crémant, so made by the traditional method with second fermentation in individual bottles, this is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc and is made by the cooperative at Saumur on the Loire. Eighteen months on the lees has given a creaminess and almond sheen to the aromas, then the palate delivers plenty of bright apple and pear fruit, a fair bit of perceived sweetness but balanced by a lemon juice squeeze of acidity. Finish with a nice touch of biscuity richness, though the finish is modest. Inexpensive for a Crémant, and decent value for money.