Les Grands Chais
Les Grands Chais de France (LGCF) was founded in 1979 by Joseph Helfrich, privileged partner of vintners in the major regions of France, grower-breeder at the head of more than 2000 hectares of vineyards, the GCF Group has become in the space of a generation, a major player in Alsace, in the Jura, Diois, Languedoc, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and recently in Burgundy. It is now the leading private winemaker in France.
A clear golden body with green highlights with a stream of many fine bubbles and a wonder persistence. A fruity bouquet with notes of white fruits and brioche hints. Fresh and fruity on the palate. Flavours of apricots and white peach. An elegant and refined wine, which is both powerful and well-balanced.
Superb as an aperitif or to accompany light dishes including scallops, grilled fish and even light dishes such as poultry.
The grapes are harvested and gently pressed, go through a cold settling, then yeasting and finally fermentation at a low temperature. Bottle fermentation takes place in pressure tanks for 6 months. These 6 months of ageing will give this superior sparkling wine its complexity. Relatively light clay and limestone soil which lends itself well to growing white grapes for blending into base wine destined for bottle fermentation.