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Bouvet Ladubay, an epic of excellence


Since its foundation in 1851, Bouvet-Ladubay has been a true historical monument of the fine bubbles of the Loire. Through 160 years of history and passion, the Saumur-based Maison has crafted numerous cuvées with unparalleled expertise, always guided by the motto of Etienne Bouvet, Excellence.

The specificity of the Saumur terroir lies in the clay-limestone richness of its soil and the presence of tuffeau in the subsoil. This Upper Cretaceous limestone rock absorbs winter precipitation and releases some of this water during long dry periods. The vine thus has a moderate and regular water supply essential for the perfect ripening of the grapes. Another quality of this terroir is its strong ability to store solar heat during the day and release it at night.

The Brut de Loire wines from Bouvet-Ladubay are made from 3 grape varieties: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc.


Tastings by Raimonds Tomsons

Saphir 2021

Saumur Brut

Color: clear, pale yellow, slightly golden reflections, medium bubbles, low intensity.

Nose: beautiful freshness, woody notes, nutty aromas, especially walnut, and some hints of salted butter.

Palate: citrus aromas, yellow fruits notes, fresh peach and some floral fragrances.

Pairing: goat cheese or a mirabelle plum tart.


Cuvée du Millénaire 2018

Saumur Brut

Color: golden reflections, fine bubbles, good intensity.

Nose: aromas of quince, pear, and apple. It is flavorful and expressive.

Palate: white and yellow fruits, a slight milky and toasty character. The wine is round, elegant, with a beautiful silky length and a charming finish.

Pairing: a pavlova with red fruits.