The NV Arnaud Lambert Cremant Blanc is a blend of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Chardonnay grown in rich sandy loam/ limestone clay soils in the Saumur region of the Loire Midi, primarily from old vineyards in Brézé. These old vineyards are now some of the most sought after vineyards in the Loire valley for their intense minerality creating flavor-packed Chenin Blanc grapes. The laser like Chenin Blanc is rounded at the edges with the addition of the Chardonnay to soften the texture. After aging 24 months in the Méthode Traditionnelle on the lees, the wine receives a light 5g dosage. The Cremant Blanc has a gorgeous white gold color with a platinum rim filled with delicate, persistent mousse. Aromas of crisp apple, green pear, brioche, lemon verbena and wet crunchy mineraly notes are a true treat for your sniffer. The palate is precise, vinous and lively with crisp fruits, dry and refreshingly clean. It makes for a great aperitif wine to celebrate ringing in the new year with, yet also an awesome partner to a hearty seafood platter of shellfish, oysters on the half shell or Dugeoness crab.