Loire Valley, France
The Muscadet region has a rich history crafting vins mousseux, or sparkling wines, from its varied terroirs. It’s our distinct pleasure to introduce this beauty from Joël Bouvet, who farms organically and – rare for the region – harvests by hand. A brilliant pale lemon gold in the glass, Bouvet’s Cache Cache conveys the smoky, mineral-rich soil of its origins in a delicate, refreshing (and refreshingly affordable) sparkling wine. On the palate, the Cache Cache offers classic Muscadet saline vigor alongside suggestions of pear skin, green melon and lime zest. The added bonus of bubbles propel the wine’s mineral expression while broadening its texture on the palate. Brisk, salty, and brimming with raw minerality, Bouvet’s Cache Cache is the sparkling wine discovery of the season. Serve it anywhere a sparkling wine is appropriate…and some where it’s not! Pair with picnic fare, bloomy rind cheeses, sautéed vegetables, salt-baked fishes, steamed clams and mussels and oysters on the half-shell.