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  • Toast the fine French quality of this charming sparkling.
  • Leading producers of Burgundian sparkling wines est. 1920.
  • A bargain bubbles that adheres to the strict winemaking processes of Champagne.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Light Gold
Nose Light toasty notes with honeyed almonds and hints of mint, clover and marigold florals.
Palate Fine, languid bubbles with a delicate and creamy character. Tastes of delightfully fresh bakery treats similar to brioche and fruit danishes, with marmalade and creme caramel. Elegant minerality and bright acidity with a clean finish.
Food Pairing Eggs Benedict & smoked salmon.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Established 1920 by Eugene Chevalier, who chose the location amongst the finest vineyards in Burgundy, near Macon. Chevalier went on to become one of the leading producers of sparkling wines in Burgundy. Chevalier wines were known for their extended aging in vats of the base wine which added depth, complexity and consistency to the finished wines. A selection of Chardonnay fruit and constant lee's stirring by the cellar master creates a delightfully fresh and delicate sparkling wine with a touch of fruitiness, Brut without being austere.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage NV
Region Cremant de Bourgogne
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 11.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Cremant de Bourgogne
Cremant de Bourgogne is the appellation for the white and rose sparkling wines of Burgundy, made predominantly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in the methode traditionelle. Created in October 1975 to complement Bourgogne Mousseux (the title for sparkling red wines), the appellation is now applied to more than 13 million bottles of wine every vintage.



Cremant de Bourgogne wines may be white or rose and can vary in sweetness levels from brut (dry) to demi-sec (medium-dry). White Cremant de Bourgogne can be either blanc de blancs – made from white grapes (Chardonnay, Aligote, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Blanc) – or blanc de noirs, made from black grapes (Gamay, Pinot Noir). The rose wines are produced from Pinot Noir, with varying quantities of Gamay.



The terroirs of Cremant de Bourgogne vary considerably, as the appellation covers nearly 400 parishes throughout Burgundy. Wines from the cool, chalky soils around Chablis in the north are perceptibly different from those produced in the warmer climates and granitic soils of the south. The most-southerly communes in the appellation's catchment area are better known for their Beaujolais wines and are actually within the Rhone administrative department.

Burgundy's sparkling wines first appeared at the beginning of the 19th century, when the best examples were produced from the vineyard sites now classified as Grand Cru. The high asking prices for Grand Cru Burgundy wine in the modern market have now made this practice very rare indeed. Instead, the production of prestige sparkling wines is dominated by the vineyards of Champagne, around 100 miles (160km) to the north.

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