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Crémant de Bourgogne VS Other Crémants

by Pierre Hourlier Wines 23 Nov 2018 0 Comments
  

We have a NEW Crémant de Bourgogne available at Pierre Hourlier Wines, so we wanted to take the time to compare this to the other Crémants we offer.

  

History

Crémant de Bourgogne is from Burgundy, a popular wine region in France. This appellation was officially recognised in 1975 for white and rosé sparkling wines. The Appellation rules are thought to be strict, including clauses such as hand picking grapes in whole bunches and pressing the grapes (using the same method as Champagne).
  

Centuries ago Red Burgundies were also often found in sparkling form, which is thought to have started the Crémant de Bourgogne trend!

  

Difference In Location

The other Crémants we offer are from either Bordeaux (Crémant de Bordeaux) or Alsace (Crémant d'Alsace) which are located in the north east and west of France - Whereas Burgundy or Crémant de Bourgogne is located centrally. The map below shows all the Crémant appellations.
  

 Difference In Taste & Aromas

  Crémant de Bourgogne differs in flavours to our other Crémants, because they are normally made with Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Crémant de Bordeaux is normally made with Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc or Pinot Noir and Crémant d'Alsace with Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris or Riesling.
  
Crémant de Bourgogne normally holds different styles from fresh and crisp to rounder and fuller flavours, depending on location of production in Burgundy.

  

Did You Know?

  Eminent or Grand Eminent on the bottles of Crémant de Bourgognes means that the wines have been sitting on 'lees' for either 24 or 36 months.

   

Domaine Matray

  Domaine Matray is the producer of our new Crémant de Bourgogne! Producing a beautiful combination of freshness from Chardonnay and aromas of citrus and white fruits.
 

From a winemaking family spanning 5 generations, Lilian Matray, his wife Sandrine and his daughter Célia work the family estate. Mainly working in Beaujolais, this wine producer can produce Cremant de Bourgogne because Beaujolais is technically part of Burgundy!

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