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B o u vet N ews #6 - Spring 2014

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SPARKLING ELEGANCE BOUVET LADUBAY - St Hilaire – St Florent, Saumur, France February 3rd , 2014


n February 3rd 2014, Bouvet Ladubay, as every year during the Loire Valley Wine Fair, welcomed 200 customers, partners, and friends for its annual party. In the heart of the cellars also known as «Cathédrale Engloutie», the guests experienced an exceptional concert with 50 chorists from Contre-Point, a famous choir from Saumur. Chef Yannick Biteau from Val d’Evre composed the menu served to guests in the Cellar of Etienne Bouvet. The dinner was followed by a «Sparkling Fashion Show» in the former Labelling Hall associating the emblematic Cuvées of the House with the creations of fashion designer Jean Doucet. The charming models, who presented this collection, are all from the Miss France pageant. The Brass Band from Tours added rhythm throughout the whole evening. An evening of true and Sparkling Elegance!

Models Laura TANGUY, Laure BELLEVILLE, Alexandra WILLEMIN, Mélanie VILEY and Cécile BICHOT


At the beginning of each new year and once passed the season of good wishes, always charged with pleasant surprises, revived by the memories of one and all, comes the QUESTION when business is calmer, there are cloudy skies and cold weather and the sudden realization: WHAT WILL BE IN THIS NEW YEAR ? Well! Once passed this short moment of worry and anxiety the SPRING �inally comes! It’s the moment when we of�icially announce the results of the past year and the continued improvement of the activity over the last 40 years! In spring everything becomes brighter and this justi�ies the growing number of bottled wines that was decided in November. The purchases from our winegrowers are in constant increase. This year, nearly 900 hectares of vineyards are being used for our wines. 42 years ago it was just 60 hectares. A real success don’t you think? Absolutely yes. This SUCCESS, and you are in a good position to judge it, as it is thanks to YOU that it has happened. It is thanks to your con�idence and of course to the quality of the wine you have chosen and also to your loyalty.

This is also why we pay a particular attention to presenting our wines in competition regularly. We stress on offering you �lawless wines exported across 40 countries and worth your trust. That is also why the spring of 2014 brings us, as every year the «necessary serenity» to make your most beautiful «Fizz» to party with! Thank you,

CH P MONMOUSSEAU CEO & Chiefwinemaker

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ouvet Ladubay has its favorite Formula 1 team «Sahara Force India» ; in fact, we both have the same owner Dr Vijay Mallya! Our Cuvée Saphir is served at all the receptions in the Motorhome of the Team. We wish much success to drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg for the new season!

NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSEUM POLO WEEK-END Upperville, Virginia, USA September 15th, 2013

29TH EDITION OF «VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE» Le Zénith, Paris, France - February 15th, 2014


he 29th Edition of the «Victoires de la Musique» took place on February 15th at the Zenith, Paris. Jean Maurice Belayche was on hand to celebrate the victories with the artists; among them, the famous Belgian singer Stromae, who won the prize for Male Artist of the Year, for his Album and for his Video. He celebrated his victory with Taille Princesse Rosé de Gérard Depardieu and Bouvet Trésor Blanc!


assionate about equestrian Excellency, Bouvet Ladubay joined the NSLM (National Sporting Library & Museum) for the annual match of Polo whose pro�its are donated to charity. The Actor Robert Duvall was present at the lunch with some other personalities of the state in Upperville, a few kilometers from the capital Washington DC. Met at the «Concours International d’Attelage» in Saumur, Jacqueline B. Mars, the honorary president of the event chose Bouvet Brut and Bouvet Rosé Excellence to delight her guests during this beautiful day.


milie «Voe» Nereng blogger with a glass of Bouvet Rosé Excellence during the launch party of the program «Bloggerne» on TV 2 Bliss in Monkey Bar, Oslo, Norway


Jean-Maurice BELAYCHE and Stromae

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ioneering in Wine Tourism since 25 years, Bouvet Ladubay offers its visitors a completely new experience «Cycling Visit of Cellars». Come with your bicycle together with your friends or family! You will also have an opportunity to rent an


authentic vintage bicycle from «Anjou Vélo Vintage». The next edition of «Anjou Vélo Vintage» will take place from June 28th to 29th, 2014. More details at, +33 2 41 83 83

edicated to Jean Carmet, the famous French actor, the Wine & Literature Festival was created in 1996 by Patrice Monmousseau and Jean Maurice Belayche (Bouvet Ladubay) together with the partnership of Parisian editors Jean-Yves Clément and Arnaud Hofmarcher. The aim was to cross two essential elements of French culture and heritage: its literature and its wine. The 19th edition of the festival entitled «L’Humour» (Humor) will bring together gold medal Loire wine producers, 140 authors and prominent people representing the French «art de vivre» at the Bouvet Ladubay premises on Sunday April 13th.

Bouvet Ladubay guides : Marine BROUARD, Gabrielle THIBERGE, Virginie DELOMMEAU, Violaine LEGEARD, Julie HANSSENS


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«Patrice Monmousseau, CEO of Bouvet Ladubay, the most prestigious winery of the Loire region, is an eminent person. Vitality and charm are some of his features that he has succeeded in mastering intelligently to overcome life challenges and achieve great success in the world of sparkling wines, largely dominated by the image of Champagne […]»

«Specialist of �ine sparkling wines of Loire region [...] presented in Bordeaux its curiosity: Brut Zero. [...] This wine [...] occupies a special place among purists who �ind in it the whole essence of wine. The beautiful freshness of this Brut Zero is ideal for an aperitif and it pairs very well with �ish. A wine of experience: in every sense of the word. »

«This is deliciously ripe wine, aged in wood to give roundness to the blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. It is full bodied and rich in the mouth, with orange and pineapple flavors giving a great lift to the mineral texture.»

The wine Trésor received the highest score in the category «France» of international guide of wine made by the traditional method, published by the magazine Meiningers Weinwelt. «One of the pioneers of sparkling wines aged in barrels, now with discrete and delicate notes of wood, the fruity odor is more and more present. It’s a sparkling with well de�ined and mastered contours.»

«Pale gold color with a slight amber hue. Delicate transparent fine bubbles. With very fresh citrus aromas, this is a sparkling wine that offers good sensations, fresh acidity and a delicate fruity taste that gradually unfolds»

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