Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Millésimé | Elegant, well-balanced and subtle


A blended wine (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay) crafted in the finest traditions of the greatest Crémants de Bourgogne. This wine is unusual in that it is partially (10%) aged in oak barrels for six months, giving it a certain je ne sais quoi, after which it is stored on laths for a full three years with a view to producing more delicate bubbles and really bringing out the flavours. An excellent Crémant - clean, powerful, boasting a long finish and bursting with life.

Clear yellow with long-lasting bubbles and a generous collar of foam around the glass. A highly expressive nose featuring aromas of honey and blood peach. Vanilla notes blend together with toast to contribute to a highly complex bouquet. A bold, powerful attack with largely mineral-driven notes marrying nicely with woody flavours. A particularly rich finish underlines just how beautifully-balanced this wine is.

Premium pairings
: this wine will really light up and add a new twist to pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. It also goes extremely well with haute-cuisine style dishes such as poularde (fattened hen), Bresse capon, quail with grapes and more.

2017: an early harvest. We really had to battle with the elements – frost in the spring, hail in the summer and a lack of rain towards the end of the season were some of the weather events with which we had to grapple. Slow, delicate pressing cycles were of critical importance in the making of this wine, being needed to get the very best out of these grape varieties. The grapes were high in sugar which struck just the right balance in terms of freshness. This wine bears the ‘Grand Eminent’ quality label, which pays tribute both to how long it has been aged and the way in which it was made, exclusively using the first press run Pinot noir and Chardonnay juice. A very small amount of dosage helps conserve the delightfully expressive aromas and the mouthfeel of this incredible wine.




AOC Crémant de Bourgogne | France
Grape varieties:
Pinot noir (53%)

Chardonnay (47%) (including 10% aged in oak barrels)
ABV: 12 % vol. Dosage: 6 g/l.
Ageing: 3 years

Best served chilled (8 to 10° C).

Elegant, balanced, subtle

2017 was an early vintage. We had to deal with the elements: spring frost, summer hail, and then a drought at the end of the season.

More than ever in this vintage, slow, delicate pressing was necessary to extract the best from the grapes. This allowed us to have sweet juices with a nice balance of freshness. A tenth of the cuvée was aged in oak barrels for six months to give the raw material a patina. Finally, its light dosage (6 g) preserves the aromatic expression and texture.

Light yellow colour, good persistent bubbles, generous bead.
Beautiful aromatic expression, with scents of honey and vine peaches.
Notes of vanilla and toast contribute to the bouquet’s complexity.
The attack is direct and powerful, with rather minerally and oaky notes mingling harmoniously.
This harmony is then emphasized in the rich finish.

 

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