Deligeroy Cremant de Loire Brut

SKU #1058905 Wine Spectator

 Soft, delivering ginger, brioche and pear notes, with a friendly, open finish. Drink now. (Web Only-2013)

K&L Notes

A pale yellow wine with tiny bubbles, this Cremant de Loire Brut is rounded and delicate with a fine, nervy, complex nose and the freshness of Chenin Blanc, floral Chardonnay and fruity Cabernet Franc from 20- to 30-year-old vines. With its lively attack, it evolves gracefully across the palate with nice aromatic persistence in the mouth and lingering notes of fresh peaches and pear. A great opener to a memorable night! 12.5% abv. (Eric Story, Loire Buyer)

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/17/2013  | Send Email
There is a lot of wine in the bottle for this low price. The Deligeroy Brut is dry,crisp and fairly light. Easy to drink, it will be a pleasure to drink alone or with salads,fish and chicken.

By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/28/2012  | Send Email
What a screaming deal at $11.99! This bubbly from the Loire Valley will delight you with its refreshingly pleasant acidity, fine bubble structure, and hints of pear, apple and minerals. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Cabernet Franc. When I first brought this wine home, I admittedly had intended to just mix it with my Mathilde Cassis for a Kir Royale, but I wanted to give the wine its proper due and poured a glass out straight first. A wonderful surprise met me, and I never did add that cassis.... the wine somehow disappeared too quickly! Perfect for holiday entertaining!
Top Value!

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/25/2012  | Send Email
On the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of apples and peaches. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance, dry & crisp, but admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose. This is an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.

By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2012  | Send Email
I just can't get enough of bubbles, especially when it's this good at this price. The Chardonnay and the Chenin Blanc add that great elegant fruit while the Cab Franc adds a little backbone. Wonderfully balanced and delicious!

By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/27/2011  | Send Email
Bad bad Deligeroy Brown, baddest man in the whole damn town. This is what i hear when i drink this delicious Cremant from Loire. It is such a fantastic inexpensive sparkling wine. Try this with spicy Thai food. Enjoy!

By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/25/2011  | Send Email
In our recent staff tasting for sparkling wines. This by far was top of the class! I brought it to start the Thanksgiving Day events. Deligeroy did not disappoint! It went perfect with the root salad!

By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2011  | Send Email
This is a fresh, mineral and citus noted, delightfully refreshing french sparkling wine without the big price tag. Stock up for your holiday parties!

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2011  | Send Email
Beautifully elegent and refreshing, this bubbly brings a festive tone to any gathering without dragging a price tag along

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/19/2011  | Send Email
I think this is turning out to be the company's favorite under $15 sparkling. It is finally back. There is a great balance between mineral, citrus, fruit with a nice mouth-feel.

By: Michael Jordan |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/22/2011  | Send Email
A delightful sparkler for $ 11.99. Chenin Blanc and chardonnay combine for lovely aromatics and lovely freshness on the palate. A treat for the price.

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/20/2011  | Send Email
The region of Saumur in the Loire Valley of France is the largest producer of sparkling wines outside of Champagne. This blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc is an astonishing value at $11.99. Dry and crisp in style with a rich, creamy texture. Affordable by the case for a special event. Inexpensive enough to enjoy guilt-free any night of the week. Sante!

By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/9/2011  | Send Email
Its a beautiful thing to have an exceptional sparkler for an amazing price! This is always one of my favorites to always keep on hand at home because it is so fresh, minerally, with crisp acidity, elegant zesty bubbles, what more could you ask for from the Loire Valley? Its perfect day and night!

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/12/2011  | Send Email
What a value! I love this wine. An excellent little sparkler for any occasion. Celebrating a wedding, an anniversary, a Tuesday, a Sunday morning, tying a shoe, boiling an egg, the sun rising yet one more time, feeling good. This wine will enhance any one of those. A fridge without a bottle of this is an unhappy fridge. Make more happy fridges!! CM

By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/29/2010  | Send Email
This is the quintessential bottle of bubbles one is required to always have in the fridge. Done in a zippy blanc de blancs style, the Deligeroy Cremant de Loire offers up aromas of sweet lemon and light apricot followed my an aggressive palate of tiny racy bubbles. Perfect for toasting the New Year's!

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/16/2010  | Send Email
It's finally back in stock after months of waiting! My favorite Champagne look-alike, the Deligeroy Cremant de Loire, is a must for entertaining. However, it is also sophisticated enough to stand on its own as an apertif, gift for a sparkling wine lover, or simply as a bottle to share with someone special. The blend of Chenin and Chardonnay provide floral and mineral aromatics as well as weight and a backbone of refreshing acidity; Cabernet Franc adds complexity and fruit notes. A no-brainer this holiday season, but with this sparkler on hand, any reason is an excuse to celebrate!

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2010  | Send Email
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A customer came in recently and asked for an elegant, delicate sparkling wine for a wedding celebration. Champagne was beyond his budget, so without hesitation I smiled and recommended this Cremant de Loire, arguably the greatest sparkling wine value in the world. Created with precise restrictions on everything from mandatory hand-harvesting of relatively older vines to aging regimens (a minimum of 12 months) to atmospheres of pressure (3.5 as opposed to 6 for Champagne), the Deligeroy is a finely-beaded beauty, discreetly aromatic, lacy and effervescent. The careful assemblage of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc adds aromatic complexity, giving this wine an added degree of sophistication. Highly recommended!
Top Value!

By: Gary Lai |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/21/2010  | Send Email
This light and effervescent Cremant is a great party apperitif! A delicate apricot undertone with vibrant acidity, this sparkling goes down fast and easy!

By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/3/2010  | Send Email
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Excellent bubbles for a budget! Lively peach and pear fruit with tiny bubbles and an excellent bead. Well-rounded, delicate, with a fresh, crsipy finish. Excellent as an apertif and with a salad. A price too good to pass up!

 By: Stephen Stewart |  Review Date: 12/11/2011 
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I can't believe this is only 11.99! If you don't want to spend a ton of money on champagne this xmas,this sparkler is for you.Highly recommended.

 By: KLF |  Review Date: 9/17/2010 
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Lovely stuff. Excellent QPR. Tiny, creamy bubbles.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5