Our AOC Cremant de Bourgogne is a blanc de noir, a blend of 70% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir. Fruit is hand-harvested and pressed slowly to preserve its aromatic freshness. The grapes are selected meticulously and their juice ferments to become the base wine. Before bottling, a liqueur de tirage, along with yeasts, is added. The bottles lay on lattes for 20 months (“prise de mousse”). Bottles are then placed head-down (« sur pointe ») for 5 to 6 weeks, during which they’ll be shaken several times to gather deposits in the neck. These deposits will be removed before the final bottling. A liqueur d’expedition is added at the end, which determines the sweetness of the wine.
The result is an elegant sparkling wine displaying floral and citrus aromas. In the mouth, it is round and supple. The finish is long and very fresh. Our Cremant is a wonderful aperitif, and will also complement a red berry desert beautifully.
The domaine of Bertrand Ambroise was established in the late 18th century in the village of Premeaux-Prissey, just south of Nuits-Saint Georges. Today the estate has expanded to 42 acres which are worked diligently by Bertrand and his family.
Bertrand produces some of the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy. He often works with 10%-30% lower yields than are allowed. His genuine passion only to produce wines from absolutely ripe grapes demands a severe green harvest and an additional inspection or sorting of the fruit prior to fermentation. All of this detail work has created a worldwide demand for his wines.
The style of Bertrand’s wines can be characterized as ripe, deeply extracted, full bodied, structured Pinot Noirs with clean fruit flavors being the focus.
*Save 10% when you buy 12 or more bottles of wine.
750ML only, excluding items at the state minimum price.