Grapes: Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Gamay
Region/History Notes: Crémant is the title used for sparkling wines made throughout France that are made in the “traditional method” or “Champagne method” - basically, Crémants follow the rules of winemaking for Champagne but aren’t true Champagne because they come from a different area. They can be great values and beautiful wines- and who doesn’t need a bottle of go-to high quality bubbles that is always stocked in your fridge? Albert Bichot is a force to be reckoned with in France- he works with growers all over Burgundy to make lots of high quality wines that show typicity but have a more approachable price tag.
Tasting Notes: Big bubble structure with soft mousse- a delightful juxtaposition of texture! Yeasty and brioche notes with white cherry, white cranberry and strawberry flavors. Beautiful minerality and crisp acidity on the finish make this wine so elegant and layered. Don’t just think toasting or celebration wine for this- these bubbles are great with food! Anything fried, salty, and not too spicy will be wonderful.