Founded in 1886, in the heart of the Cher valley at Montrichard, the Maison Monmousseau possesses time honoured skills, and notably perfect mastery of the art of blending. The Maison Monmousseau specialises in making fine sparkling Loire wines, and Touraine wines in particular. The diversity of the soils and grape varieties, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Cot (otherwise known as Malbec), creates a variety of Monmousseau wines each with their own individual characteristics.
Winemaking is a real work of craftsmanship. Each and every new harvest, the house’s oenologist, tailors the winemaking through to the final note. When it comes to each new wine, the liqueur is fine-tuned to guarantee the sought after profile, all the while allowing the terroir to fully express itself.
Your visit begins with an amazing panorama over the river Cher and its valley, and the discovery of a troglodyte dwelling. After entering the impressive labyrinth of galleries of the Monmousseau cellars you are taken on an oenological journey through these extraordinary caves. In the space left after the limestone rock had been carved out, the history of the chateaux of the Loire is recounted in a captivating and immersive spectacle. And to conclude this fascinating adventure you will be initiated in the stages of crafting a fine sparkling wine in the “Méthode Traditionnelle” and the process of ageing on slats, which has earned the Maison Monmousseau its renown since 1886.
The careful selection of the harvest in the vineyard, which is vinified in Monmousseau’s cellars according to the méthode traditionnelle, and then aged for a long period in naturel tuffeau stone galleries, produces lively, elegant and prestigious wines with a persistent bead of fine bubbles.
Open all year round
Price: Adults 5€ / Free for under 14s
Minimum 4 people, limited to 15 people
Genuine craftsmanship, this sulfite-free Crémant de Loire offers the purest expression of the terroir and the grape variety.
Each step, from harvesting through to bottling is carefully controlled, to avoid the development of unwanted bacteria or yeast, as well as oxidation. This technical expertise helps to conserve the crisp and fruity characteristics of this refined sparkling wine.
This offering’s freshness and energy are brought about by techniques, enhancing the wine’s fruity flavors and rich aromas, revealed on the palate by fine bubbles. Fermentation and ageing take place in Monmousseau’s underground cellars, at a constant and natural temperature of 12°C.
Chiefly red grape varieties in view of obtaining roundness and fruity aromas
This rigor allows for the production of refined and prestigious wines. With its ideal and constant temperature of 12°C, the ageing cellar is a special place, respecting wine and tradition.
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