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Cremant de Bourgogne

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Summary

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."

Notes

"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

Varietal: Chardonnay: 100%

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "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."

    Grade: Top 10 Sparkling Wines of the Holiday Season
  • Wine Image Gabes View (Gabesview.com) Author: Gabe Sasso
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "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."

    Grade: 7 Sparkling Wines for the Holidays and Beyond
  • Wine Image Cosmopolitan Magazine Author: Alyssa Vitrano
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "Full of creamy, fresh yellow apple."

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "Bright and juicy with racy acidity and toasty style; fresh and balanced, elegant."

  • Wine Image Forbes Author: Unlisted
    Date: Monday, December 17, 2012

    "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."

    Grade: #4- 12 Great Wines Under $25
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Unlisted
    Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    "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 Points

    Wine Image Wine Review Online Author: Michael Apstein
    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012

    " 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."

  • Wine Image Bigger Than Your Head (Eating & Drinking: the good, the bad, and the rest of it) Author: Frederic Koeppel
    Date: Monday, January 9, 2012

    "A charming way to precede or begin a meal would be with the J.J. Vincent Crmant de Bourgogne, non-vintage, made completely from chardonnay grapes from the Cte Chalonnaise, south of Burgundy proper. The color is radiant medium straw-gold, and the mousse is persistent, pinpoint, slightly creamy. Plenty of stones and bones in this dry, crisp, lively sparkling wine, which has an aura of apples and green grapes, as well as hints of pear and peach, and a slightly earthy cast, a little sweet and foresty. Tasty and intriguing, with a lingering finish of spice and limestone."

    Grade: Very Good+
  • Wine Image US Airways Magazine Author: Nick Passmore
    Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    "This aristocratic bottle of bubbles displays an impressive haughtiness and will surprise even the most demanding Champagne aficionado."

    Grade: Valentines Day Sparklers
  • Wine Image The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011

    "Hailing from the Burgundy region of France, this 100% chardonnay bubbly is produced using the methode traditionnelle and corresponds to the method of producing champagne. Dry with fine bubbles, it is crisp and fruity. Truly, a lovely sparkling wine at a great price."

  • Wine Image Serious Eats Author: Sarah Chappell
    Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    "Crmant de Bourgogne hails from Burgundy, right next door to Champagne, and features many similar grapes, making it a good alternative to its fancy neighbor. The JJ Vincent Crmant de Bourgogne Brut is made from chardonnay and has delicate flavors of buttered bread, holiday spices and quince paste."

  • Wine Image Houston Chronicle Author: Dale Robertson
    Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    "Add fizz to your festivities with panel's top choices in sparklers"
    "Bubbles! It's the season, and we have a superb lineup of recommendations for you."
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    Grade: 8.5 out of 10 points
  • Wine Image The Wine Buzz Author: Unlisted
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011

    "Yeasty, slightly nutty aroma with a hint of apple; lively mousse and bright, clean pear flavors in a creamy texture."

    Grade: Recommended Bubbly
  • Wine Image Los Angeles Daily News Author: Fred Tasker
    Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    "Tiny bubbles, lean, dry and minerally, tart and crisp.

    Grade: Weeknight? Break out the Bubbly
  • Wine Image Unfilteredunfined.com Author: Ben Weinberg
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

    "a frothy mix of lime zest, white peach, starfruit and pink cherries, all coming together on a bright, long finish."

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