Many of the producers in champagne wouldn’t give the sparkling wines of Burgundy a second look. And many of the best still wine producers in Burgundy overlooked their value. Little did they know the jewel that sat in front of them. The northern vineyards of Burgundy, near Chablis, are close to the southerly vineyards of Champagne! Cremant is the French term for a sparkling wine made in the same time & labor-intensive method as Champagne, but from a different region (and often different grapes). However, at 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and seeing 24 months on the lees, this wine is vinified in a very similar way to Champagne, as well.
This Cremant shows a shiny pale gold color with a fine mousse. The nose is full of zesty, intense citrus: lemon and lime. A hint of biscuit and powdered sugar, with just a touch of savory notes over yellow and green apples. This subtle result comes from the happy combination of the Chardonnay “finesse” and the structure of Pinot Noir. To be served as an aperitif or a dessert wine, as well as with white meats, fish and seafood too.
Pairings: Egg dishes, fried food, oysters, smoked salmon, white truffle, asparagus