The selection for this sparkler - Crémant de Bourgogne comes from vinyards situated
south of Burgundy. The vineyard soils are composed of limestone, clay and pebbles and are situated in the cooler areas. The grapes are hand-picked at the early stage of the harvest in order to preserve the mineral character and the acidity. These elements will allow freshness and crispy aromas once bottled.
The word "Crémant" was originally used in reference to "Champagne demi-mousse" which is a lower pressured Champagne. The pressure difference was 5 bar instead of 6.5 to 7 bar. The actual vinification or elaboration of the Crémant called the "méthode traditionnelle" corresponds to the "méthode champenoise" and produces a pressure of 6.5 bar in the bottle."
"From the Chardonnay grapes this sparkler allies freshness, body and smoothness. The Crémant Brut is dry and offers fine bubbles (1,5Million/30 minutes - we counted them but you do not have to believe me for this!), hints of flowers at the nose, crisp and fruity on the palate. It is a great Classic for all festive occasions" -Antoine Vincent
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
Bright and juicy, this balanced bubbly offers a lively bead and flavors of poached apricot, pastry and honey. Delivers a tangy, saline-tinged finish. Drink now.
Subtly toasty aroma; creamy and crisp, with flavors of Red Delicious apple and vanilla; bright tart finish.
Cremant refers to French sparkling wine from anywhere other than Champagne, and frequently, like this effervescent delight, is terrific value. Bigger, fuller richer mouthfeel than many Champs and California fizz at twice the price, probably because of a touch higher dosage, but fear not, its all in balance, and will work perfectly as a cocktail or with the turkey.
"A nice chardonnay (or sparkling wine, like Crmant de Bourgogne" goes fantastic with white chocolate or a chocolate-covered fruit, like a chocolate orange or chocolate-covered cherries. The crisp, citrus flavors let white chocolate shine- and fruit with fruit is a kind of no-brainer."
Score: 92 PointsWine & Spirits Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
From the owners of Chateau Fuiss, this methode traditionelle bursts with clean, crsip chardonnary flavors of apples and white fruit. It's juicy and full-bodied, with fine floral details and citrus spice keeping it buoyant into a long finish.
Score: 90 PointsThe Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
"Fresh and bright with creamy texture and racy acidity"
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
"Hints of toasted hazelnut and ground clove underscore a silky palate of creamed pear, apricot tart and lemon curd flavor. Well-balanced and finely integrated, with bright, mouthwatering acidity throughout."
"Made in the same method as Champagne, Cremants are regional bubblies made from local grapes and typically offer exceptional value in sparkling wine. This particular bubbly packs considerable fruit in a lighter bodied style, fun, festive and full of bright apple and citrus character wrapping up in a dry, crisp finish."
Score: 88 PointsSnooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
"Perfumed and fairly complex on the nose with dried flowers, honeycomb, toasted nut and earthy, leesy toned dried apple fruit aromas. Bright and dry with good focus, this is less complex in the mouth, quite simple in fact, but what it does, delivering a crisp, clean mouthfeel with earthy complexity to the subtle dried apple and citrus fruits, it does quite well. The finish is tight, clean and a bit short but this is dry, crisp and delicious. I would buy this."
"This sparkling wine from Burgundy was made using 100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this selection was hand picked in the earliest stages of harvest. This wine is available all over the US and has a suggested retail price of $23.99. Bits of pineapple, almond and hazelnut emerge from the nose of this wine along with a touch of lemon zest. Granny Smith apple leads the charge through the palate accompanied by bits of brioche and a firm undercurrent of yeast. Minerals, white pepper and nutmeg are all present on the finish along with a wisp of fresh ginger. There is a terrific depth of palate, purity of fruit and solid length here. It is a fresh, lively and elegant wine for the price."
"Full of creamy, fresh yellow apple."
Score: 89 PointsThe Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
"Bright and juicy with racy acidity and toasty style; fresh and balanced, elegant."
"The Crowd Pleaser (light-bodied sparkling wine) From the owners of Chteau de Fuissethese guys have the Burgundy Chardonnay thing downthis is fruitier and lighter (and more refreshing) than a Champagne might be, but classic-tasting enough to pass muster with traditionalists. Its nicely balanced off-dry character probably wont hurt its popularity with the general run of guests either."
Score: 88 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Unlisted
"Lively and fresh, this flavorful sparkling wine is packed with ripe lemon and quince fruit. Its mousse is a bit foamy, its aroma a bit grassy. Balanced for the richness of a lobster roll."
Score: 90 PointsWine Review Online Author: Michael Apstein
" Jean-Jacques Vincent and son, Antoine, owners and winemakers of Chteau Fuiss, one of the very top estates in Pouilly-Fuiss, have, like many small growers in Burgundy, a ngociant business in addition to their main domaine wines. This Crmant is just one of an astonishingly good and well-priced line of wines they produce under their ngociant label, Vincent. (Crmant is a term for sparkling wines produced by traditional methods, but outside of the Champagne area.) Although any of the allowed Burgundy grapes can be used for Crmant de Bourgogne, Vincent uses Chardonnay exclusively, which explains the wines glorious elegance and persistence. And since the grapes come from around his base in the warmer Mcon region, their Crmant has an appealing roundness balanced by a lovely creamy mousse. Its a terrific alternative to Champagne."