AOC: Crémant de Bourgogne
Chardonnay, Aligoté, and Pinot Noir
An excellent sparkling wine that rivals the finest Champagne! Guy Chaumont produces red, white and sparkling wines from vineyards on the Cote Chalonnaise, a low ridge extending south of Beaune in the center of France’s famous Burgundy region. Chardonnay is the grape of white wines and Pinot Noir that of reds in Bourgogne. Both varieties are renowned for smooth, rich flavors and good aging potential. A lighter white table wine is made from Aligoté. Guy’s sparkling wine is made from all three, with equal parts Chardonnay and Aligoté, and 10% Pinot Noir for richness and structure.
Vineyards used for Crémant are allowed the lowest yield per acre of any sparkling wine appellation. All grapes are picked by hand and quickly transported to the winery for immediate pressing to obtain only the clearest fresh run juice. The wine is made by traditional Champagne methods with a second fermentation in the bottle.