Made from a specially selected blend of Groslot, Cot and Cabernet Franc. The first two are somewhat rare, the last one is not well-known but more than note worthy! Groslot is grown mostly in the Loire Valley, famous for sparkling wines in its own right. Its use probably spread thanks to good acidity, which is an important factor for a good brut wine. Cot is also grown in the Loire Valley. Loads of flavor, but lacking acidity, hence the association. Cabernet Franc, widely grown in the Loire region, is behind its most famous rosé wine. Also used in the Bordeaux vineyards, including some very famous names, it has good acidity, and excellent fruitiness. Many experts consider it unjustly overshadowed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
|The World of Charles de Fère. Where wine becomes something different, something special. Wine with a secret spirit so exciting that you can actually see it. Thoughts that last but a moment, the time required to float to the lip of your glass and attain freedom from earthly limits. A taste you can feel.
The secret of sparkling wines is the blend, whether they are from Champagne or other regions of France. This is the winemaker’s art. It is the choices he makes that determines what is often referred to as the House style. The style of Charles de Fère is to voluntarily refuse territorial limits, building close partnership relations with growers so that we can select cuvées from northerly vineyards for their freshness and elegance, together with cuvées from southern vineyards for ripe fruit, body and smoothness. This bold approach adds finesse, structure, and a complex harmony of flavors that makes Charles de Fère what it is today.