WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Brut
  • APPELLATION
    Mâconnais, Burgundy
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Who’s feelin’ bubbly? We sure are. It’s Friday, nothing but blue skies and sunshine in all its beaming warmth and good vibe glory. And if these were normal times, well, we’d be playing hooky and hoofin’ it to the park or driving out to the beach, but alas, the backyard hammock with a glass of this spectacular Crémant and Julia Child’s book, “My Life in France," will have to do.

If you haven’t yet been privy to the wonders of Crémant, we are here to show you the way. Typically crafted in the Méthode Traditionnelle as they do in Champagne, the wines are generally of superb quality, but just don’t garner the steep price point because the fruit isn’t sourced from the exclusive vineyards of Champagne. Instead, the term Crémant is affixed to sparkling wines made from vineyards in Burgundy, like today’s offer, or others sourced from Alsace, Loire Valley, etc. The result for you is Louis Vuitton taste on a Zara budget. A win for us all!

This particular Crémant, an elegant sub-$20 steal, hails from a charming site near the village of Sologny in the Mâconnais where the 20+ year old vines are rooted in chalk and clay soils. The blend is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, yielding an enchanting wine with sublime notes of white and red cherries, white peach, lemon zest, freshly baked brioche, white pepper and honey.

For $19, this a wonderful sparkler to share and celebrate with. Remember, shipping included on 6+ bottles, only $114 a 6-pack!

P.S. Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is around the corner (May 10th! Mark your calendars!). If Mom has an affinity for fine sparkling, this should do the trick!

TASTING NOTES 

An enchanting sparkler with notes of white and red cherries, white peach, lemon zest, freshly baked brioche, white pepper and honey.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Situated at the southern edge of the Burgundy region, the delightful “terroirs” of the “Terres Secrètes” (“Secret Lands”) are spread over the rolling, sunny landscape of the Mâconnais region. These “terroirs” are located, selected and defined in the form of specific parcels of land – some of which are tiny – where all the typical features of the particular plot are concentrated. The Terres Secrètes wine growers have marked out these distinct enclosures, perfectly identified plots like little gardens of Eden, selected for their remarkable exposure and the age of their vines.

Sparkling wines known as “Crémants” are part of the Burgundy wine-growing tradition. Our wine growers have selected the plots of land that fulfil our cellar master’s requirements for making these wines. Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay, Brut, blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay and Chardonnay, more structured and heady.... As for the vintage (“Millésimé”), we save the very best grapes and leave it to mature in the cellar for longer before making it available for sale.