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The Society's Saumur Rosé Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from France - Loire
A refreshingly fruity Loire rosé that is gentle on the palate with a refined mousse. Perfect on its own or with a starter.
Price: £11.50 Bottle
Price: £69.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SG1071

Wine characteristics

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Dry
  • Cabernet Franc
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • 75cl
  • Champagne cork

Gratien and Meyer

Gratien & Meyer – a jewel in the Loire Valley’s Anjou-Saumur region – was founded by Alfred Gratien in 1864, then aged just 23, and in the same year he established the well-respected Champagne house that is his namesake. The ‘Meyer’ refers to Albert Jean Meyer, an enthusiastic wine expert from Alsace with whom Alfred Gratien joined forces ten years later in 1874, the same year of course in which The Society was founded. When Alfred died in 1885, the Meyer family was entrusted with the company and has continued to uphold its excellent traditions.

The Society first discovered the wines of Gratien & Meyer in 1906 when some Saumur was shipped to our cellars in London. The company quickly became The Society’s choice for our sparkling wines, and today Gratien & Meyer are still responsible The Society’s Saumur and Saumur Rosé as well as The Society’s Celebration Crémant de Loire, all of which are bestsellers.

The Gratien & Meyer house is based on the outskirts of Saumur, in the heart of the Loire’s Anjou region. The river helps to moderate the climate, which is similar to, but less severe than that of Champagne, while the region’s hillsides store daytime heat and the cool nights provide moisture.

Gratien & Meyer buy grapes, must and wine from carefully selected growers in the region. In recent years they have invested in their own vineyards (first crop 2018!), aiming to cover around 50% of their 1.8 million bottle production in due course.

In Saumur, the region’s ...
Gratien & Meyer – a jewel in the Loire Valley’s Anjou-Saumur region – was founded by Alfred Gratien in 1864, then aged just 23, and in the same year he established the well-respected Champagne house that is his namesake. The ‘Meyer’ refers to Albert Jean Meyer, an enthusiastic wine expert from Alsace with whom Alfred Gratien joined forces ten years later in 1874, the same year of course in which The Society was founded. When Alfred died in 1885, the Meyer family was entrusted with the company and has continued to uphold its excellent traditions.

The Society first discovered the wines of Gratien & Meyer in 1906 when some Saumur was shipped to our cellars in London. The company quickly became The Society’s choice for our sparkling wines, and today Gratien & Meyer are still responsible The Society’s Saumur and Saumur Rosé as well as The Society’s Celebration Crémant de Loire, all of which are bestsellers.

The Gratien & Meyer house is based on the outskirts of Saumur, in the heart of the Loire’s Anjou region. The river helps to moderate the climate, which is similar to, but less severe than that of Champagne, while the region’s hillsides store daytime heat and the cool nights provide moisture.

Gratien & Meyer buy grapes, must and wine from carefully selected growers in the region. In recent years they have invested in their own vineyards (first crop 2018!), aiming to cover around 50% of their 1.8 million bottle production in due course.

In Saumur, the region’s famous ‘tuffeau’ (limestone) soils are ideal for sparkling wine production as they provide brilliant acidity. The cool Gratien & Meyer cellars are also dug deep into these chalky soils, and haven’t changed much since the house was founded.

The winery, on the other hand, has undergone great modernisation in recent years to ensure that tradition can be balanced with the relevant technological advances. Combined with the meticulous attention of Production Manager Florence Haynes, who joined Gratien & Meyer in 2015, this has ensured Gratien & Meyer wines are better now than ever before.

The key to great Loire sparklers is the blend. While Saumur regulations on this are rather strict – a maximum of 40% cabernet franc and 20% chardonnay can be used – an advantage for Crémant de Loire is that any percentage of the permitted grape varieties can be used.

Every year, The Society’s Celebration Crémant de Loire is expertly blended by Florence, with GM Olivier Dupré and Society buyer Jo Locke. Florence and her team first sample all of the base wines they have and put together a shortlist of what they believe are the best parcels, but the final blend is made on the day. Although generally we use different portions of the typical chenin blanc, chardonnay and cabernet franc, we have in recent years used small portions of the region’s other grapes, including pinot noir. The wines then age for a year or two in Gratien & Meyer’s cellars before reaching our members.
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matchingfoodandwine.com

...delicious on itsown. A good one for Mother’s Day or a summer party.

- Fiona Beckett

Drinking Outside The Box

A little strawberrycharacter, some nutty sherbet notes and a dab of honey.

- Simon Woods

Wine-pages.com

This Loire sparklingwine is made from cabernet franc with a touch of grolleau, for The WineSociety, and has 12.5% alcohol and a lovely peachy/salmon colour. A tiny whiffof sulphur blows of to reveal soft, ...
This Loire sparklingwine is made from cabernet franc with a touch of grolleau, for The WineSociety, and has 12.5% alcohol and a lovely peachy/salmon colour. A tiny whiffof sulphur blows of to reveal soft, delicately herbal and spicy red fruits. Themousse is quite delicate and very fresh, there is an edge of sweetness heretoo, and a sherbetty brightness. Very much summer in the garden or party stuff,it is terribly quaffable but with a nicely fresh finish.
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- Tom Cannavan

House & Garden

A pretty salmon-pinkSaumur that's as festive in winter as it is in midsummer; brimming with thefragrance and flavour of raspberries, pomegranates and spice.

- Joanna Simon

House & Garden

A pretty, salmon-pinkSaumur that is as festive in winter as it is in midsummer: brimming with thefragrance and flavour of raspberries, pomegranates and spice.

- Joanna Simon

Kent & Sussex Courier

Really pleasant andfruity, light to medium-bodied… preferring soft and delicate strawberry,raspberry, pomegranate and herbal red cherry aromas. The price borders on theabsurd. Brilliant...
Really pleasant andfruity, light to medium-bodied… preferring soft and delicate strawberry,raspberry, pomegranate and herbal red cherry aromas. The price borders on theabsurd. Brilliant value… Beautifully balanced and chock full of appealingcharacter. A truly classy and easy-drinking party wine.
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- James Viner

Sunday Express

This is a finesparkling rosé with precise red apple, red cherry and citrus fruit characters,plus a hint of green herbiness.

- Jamie Goode

The Daily Telegraph

One of "the bestwines for drinking in the sunshine"

- Victoria Moore

The Mail on Sunday

For value though,it’s hard to resist the allure of the Loire and, for me, The Wine Society isleading the charge with The Society’s Saumur Rosé Brut (12%), for £10.95.Blended from...
For value though,it’s hard to resist the allure of the Loire and, for me, The Wine Society isleading the charge with The Society’s Saumur Rosé Brut (12%), for £10.95.Blended from cabernet franc with a touch of grolleau noir for colour, it’s atouch more fragrant and soft than you might expect, which unleashes a fruityflow framed by an elegant pale orange-pink tone.
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- Olly Smith

Daily Mail

A wine that trulysings of rosé and the summer! Made by the renowned Gratien & Meyer companyand based on the cabernet franc grape, there is a nobility and depth of flavourhere which is rare...
A wine that trulysings of rosé and the summer! Made by the renowned Gratien & Meyer companyand based on the cabernet franc grape, there is a nobility and depth of flavourhere which is rare for a wine at this price. It’s a delicious treat on a hotsummer’s day.
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- Matthew Jukes

The Mail on Sunday

<p>Wine of the week: Absurdly decent quality for the price. Cabernet franc with a dash of grolleau delivers red summer fruit with a light touch and sense of elegance – look no further for an...
<p>Wine of the week: Absurdly decent quality for the price. Cabernet franc with a dash of grolleau delivers red summer fruit with a light touch and sense of elegance – look no further for an all round party bottle. Sip the fruits of Summer! Strawberries laced with redcurrants, this is electrifying fizz for the price. </p>
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- Olly Smith

Liverpool Echo

Hails from the LoireValley and cabernet franc is the grape. It has an excitable, giddy fizz, withthe bubbles not wasting any time in telling the world that they’rehere. If you pour this for your...
Hails from the LoireValley and cabernet franc is the grape. It has an excitable, giddy fizz, withthe bubbles not wasting any time in telling the world that they’rehere. If you pour this for your Valentine, they’ll be happy with its subtlestrawberries and cream notes. It’s a dry wine, perfect with food.
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- Jane Clare

Chichester Observer

… dry, delicate andhas delicious floral and strawberry aromas and flavours. Mainly from cabernetfranc grapes, it makes the perfect aperitif for Sunday lunch. Brilliant at£11.50.

- Richard Esling

The Times

Sparkling Saumur usedto be everyone’s cheap-as-chips fizz and, at long last, quality has returned.See for yourself with this refreshing, good, ordinary, partridge-eye pink, withits light but lively, ...
Sparkling Saumur usedto be everyone’s cheap-as-chips fizz and, at long last, quality has returned.See for yourself with this refreshing, good, ordinary, partridge-eye pink, withits light but lively, waxy, redcurranty, easy-sipping cabernet-franc fruit.
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- Jane MacQuitty

midweekwines.co.uk

When you see acombination of bubbles and rosé, thoughts turn to pinot noir but this LoireValley version uses cabernet franc which is bird of a very different featherand provides a mineral and black...
When you see acombination of bubbles and rosé, thoughts turn to pinot noir but this LoireValley version uses cabernet franc which is bird of a very different featherand provides a mineral and black pepper bite that gives this wine a distinctivetwist.If  a mineral edge to your fizz works for you then you will love [thiswine] with its strawberry and red plum fruit, good acidity, lively mouthfeel,hints of green pepper and, of course that savoury mineral and mochabackground.  
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- Brian Elliott

The Daily Telegraph

… pale pink, easy to drink and very accomplished indeed for the price. You will polish off the bottle in no time.

- Victoria Moore

Liverpool Echo

Here's another French lovely for the love in your life. {this] is crafted in the Loire Valley on behalf of The Society by top-notch producers Gratien &amp; Meyer. At the wine's heart is...
Here's another French lovely for the love in your life. {this] is crafted in the Loire Valley on behalf of The Society by top-notch producers Gratien &amp; Meyer. At the wine's heart is the cabernet franc grape, which loves to grow in cool inland climates. This wine warms my heart. Redcurrants, strawberries, a hint of newly budding spring freshness - oh, and not forgetting the sprightly bubbles - make me very happy indeed.
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- Jane Clare

The Scotsman

Very good example of Loire rosé with fresh vibrant acidity, upfront fruit flavours and off dry sweet notes.

- Rose Murray Brown

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