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A Gourmet Gazette Fine Sparkling Wine Find: The Crémant of Burgundy

Brut Crémant de Bourgogne Cuvée Imperial from Les Orfèvres du Vin. Photo courtesy Les Orfèvres du Vin. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The Burgundian vineyards sits just below that of champagne, and so does not benefit from the Champagne Controlled Designation of Origin Label, but its sparkling wines are one of the great sparkling wines of France, dry, with fine bubbles and all in all a rather refreshing refreshment. The Gourmet Gazette returned to one of its favorite winemakers, the cooperative of Les Orfèvres du Vin (The Wine Goldsmiths) based in Charnay Les Macon. The house has just brought out its Brut Crémant de Bourgogne Cuvée Imperial which enjoys the Controlled Designation of Origin label of Crémant de Bourgogne. The sparkling wine is a savant blend of three vintage years, 2014, 2016 and 2018, offering for a complex wine with a rich taste. Perfect for the festive season — it is always a festive season at The Gourmet Gazette — this sparkling wine imperfect for cocktail time or can be enjoyed with seafood or foie gras or another great Burgundian specialty, snails. The Crémant de Bourgogne is essentially made from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties but can include Gamays, Aligotés,Melons and Sacys.
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