- Dom Michel Sarrazin Cremant De Bourgogne NV Product #29289 (In Stock)
The Sarrazin brothers craft their Cremant from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay harvested early (to preserve fizz-friendly acidity) from 30 year-old vines just outside the village of Givry. They blend the tank-fermented base wines and then perform secondary fermentation and aging on the lees in bottle (just like in Champagne). Once the wine has picked up the distinctive notes of toast, bread dough, and grilled nut only Methode Champignois can deliver, the bottles are riddled, disgorged, and topped up with a very modest 6 grams/liter dosage – enough to round out the acids but still leave the wine crisp and dry on the finish.
The folks at locally-based International Wine Review said of the previous release, “it is richly flavored and a very attractive alternative to non-vintage Champagne.” The aromas are luxurious: rich scents of toasted nut, brioche and bread dough over golden apple fruit. The texture is creamy and luxurious, too, with generous flavors of peach, pear, apple, toasted hazelnut and tangy butter. A red cherry streak peaks out on the back and continues on through the buttered nut and white fruit flavors of the long, fresh, finish. Better than most $40 Champagnes and fine value at the $25 regular price.