Marchand & Burch Crémant de Bourgogne NV
Crémant de Bourgogne is the sparkling wine of Burgundy. It is made using the traditional method as per Champagne, and is usually a blend of permitted varieties that lie with the boundaries of the Burgundy AOC, in this case Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay and the rare Aligoté.
Hand-harvested fruit, gentle pneumatic pressing and time resting on lees in cool cellars produce a vibrant sparkling wine that is a perfect aperitif style.
The Crémant de Bourgogne is a blend of Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Aligoté. The Gamay in this wine lends it a blushed pink hue in the glass as well as notes of strawberry on the nose. These aromas of red summer berries are accompanied by those of sherbet, apple strudel and waterfall mist.
The bead is fine yet energetic. The first sip reveals a creamy, soft mousse yet the acidity tickles the sides of the tongue ensuring a crisp, dry finish. Flavours of clementine, pink lady, and toffee unfurl across the midpalate leading to candied citrus peel and pink grapefruit sorbet that linger on the back palate.
Drink as an aperitif or alongside slices of lox topped with tangy crème fraîche and chopped chives.
Recommended served chilled at 7-8°C.