In 1822, some wine merchants from Chalon-sur-Saône with vineyards in Rully and Mercurey invited a young winemaker from Champagne to their estates. This initiative resulted in the creation of sparkling white wine in Burgund, and a thriving tradition… La Côte Chalonnaise is therefore the probable birthplace of Crémant de Bourgogne. Today our winegrowers cultivate vines specifically for Crémant production (mostly Pinot Noir), the harvest being vinified in our wineries and then transformed into sparkling wine at Caves Bailly Lapierre since 1998.
This Crémant combines the characters of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the two giants of Bourgogne viticulture.
Together they give a wine that, paradoxically, offers a very polished harmony and precise balance. There is also a fruity character with intense freshness and finesse.
• Visual: Brilliant, pale golden colour.
• Nose: Notes of biscuit and ripe stone-fruit with a touch of white flowers and sweet almonds.
• Palate: Pronounced purity, depth and subtle minerality with remarkable length that slowly unfolds.
This is a celebration wine as it has both balance and substance. It will also pair well with refined cuisine.
• Visual: Golden-pink colouring with light orange glints.
• Nose: Notes of rose petals, biscuits, sweet almonds and cherry pips.
• Palate: Tender, subtle, aerial and deliciously refreshing, the red fruit flavours linger almost infinitely.
This is a party wine that will also pair well, and subtly, with refined cuisine.