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so, are you eminent – or altogether grander?

Two new classifications for Burgundy’s Crémant de Bourgogne producers:

The producers of Burgundy’s sparklers now account for at least 10% of all burgundy production, and they now have two new ‘top-level’ wine segmentations at their disposal:

  1. Crémant Eminent
    Which must be a wine with at least 24 months of aging
  2. Crémant Grand Eminent
    Which must have at least 36 months of aging, but also must be made exclusively from the first press of either pinot noir or chardonnay (and I assume blends thereof.)

The overseeing of these labels is to be done by an ‘independent body’ – whatever that means. Do we need more new labels? Well of-course not, but it should keep the marketing departments occupied for a few more months…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?