France is known as the cradle of sparkling wine as the first traces of fermented sparkling wine appear in Languedoc well before the champagne region developed champagne and achieved worldwide recognition. With a strong tradition and knowledge in still wines France was well positioned to experiment and create the first sparkling wine. Made from a different combination of grapes, French sparkling can be found in different regions of France.
Sparkling wine with a French touch. Our bottle is a real conversation starter, sure to set the tone at any party or celebration.
Origin, Savoir faire and Terroir
Bottled in the Loire Valley in France, the winegrowers use long held savoir-faire to create exquisite wines. The picturesque landscape, castles and historic wine cave are only but a few of the regional landmarks.
- Soupe Saumuroise – 1 bottle of Borrasca Premium Cuvee, 12 cl Lemon juice, 12cl sugar syrup, 12cl Combier
Variation of the Soupe Angevine created by Cointreau and made with crémant de Loire and Cointreau this recipe uses ingredients specific to the Saumur region.
- Grapefruit delight – ½ bottle of Vin Mousseux, 1 Grapefruit, 2tsp Angostura bitters + spring of dried lavender to garnish
- Kir Imperial – 9cl Borrasca Vin Mousseux, 2cl of blackcurrant liquor + raspberries to garnish
Burgundy product created in 1841 by a waiter of the café Montchapet, the cocktail brings together 2 local specialties crème de cassis and Bourgogne aligoté here switched for bubbly
Food Pairing Ideas
Aspergus with baked salmon
Coquilles St Jacques with Saffron