Continuing my threads on (un)popular Burgundy wines: what are your thoughts on Crémant de Bourgogne? A lot of the stuff is made industrially, but there are several family-owned quality-conscious wineries in Rully. Any interessting bottles you drank recently? Crémant to avoid? Improvements to be made? Let me know!
Crémant de Bourgogne
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It might be a touch 'industrial' but the Cave de Lugny makes some really rather good Crémants (a Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noire, a straight forward Pinot-Chardonnay blend and a Millésimé)- alla about 7.50-8.50 euros. Also available in the UK through Waitrose etc. etc.at around £11.50.
A great subject Roelof, one that sometime I hope to get a better appreciation for.
I think the BIVB's latest figures show a whopping 13% of Burgundy production now to be cremant. Clearly it is more than 90% industrial production; some growers dismissively saying you only make cremant from grapes where you can't make wine!
I can only offer a few Côte d'Or names, but Henri Latour and Michel Prunier both in Auxey make some interesting bottles.
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