Bailly Lapierre Crémant de Bourgogne `Reserve` Brut NV (6 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

Appellation: Cremant de Bourgogne A.C., France

A delicate, long lasting sparkle with a purity that reveals the lively freshness and aromatic quality of the original base wines. A balance that is the hallmark of Bailly Lapierre Crémants: from the bedrock....finely chiselled, carrying you away with an intense, mineral freshness. Truly an expression of Burgundy’s rich heritage.

Region:
FRA - Burgundy
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Crémant

Sparkling wines designated Crémant are produced using the traditional method, and have to fulfill strict production criteria.

Traditional Method or Method Champenois is based on the same double fermentation process as all Champagnes are made. After first alcoholic fermentation where natural sugar is transformed into alcohol, such a wine is bottled with additional sugar and natural yeasts which provoke a second fermentation into the bottle thus transforming them in those loving bubbles. Such a process takes about 13 months to complete in the underground caves of Burgundy where the constant 12 degrees Celsius temperature and 85% humidity guarantee best result.

Grape Varietals

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Aligoté.

Aroma/Palate

A blend of the Appellation’s four grape varieties, the wine is congenial, rounded and full, with a varied bouquet. A thirst-quencher, it is our easiest drinking Crémant, clear cut, clean with a lovely freshness.

Food Matching

Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood platters.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Concours Général Agricole 2011

Silver Medal, Concours Général Agricole 2010

Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011

Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2010

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
FRA - Burgundy
Grape Style
Imported Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Our history is the story of how here in the Auxerrois, a region in the northern part of winegrowing Burgundy, men and women over generations have shaped the land on which our vineyards grow. It is this terroir -hard yet rewarding, famed for its quality from time immemorial- that binds us together.

Plowing, clearing the furrow along the row, planting, pruning all winter long... Seventy winegrowing families devote themselves to the vines year-round to ensure that the grapes, ripening in the best possible conditions, attain their finest expression. In spring and summer, they trim the canopy and debud the old wood (the vines' reserves thus spared from useless growth). As summer turns to autumn, they harvest the grapes by hand and bring them in to the caves Bailly Lapierre, their mutually-owned company.

Inheritors of a very long winegrowing tradition, these men and women first combined their efforts in 1972. At this time, together with others, they set up a project to create an appellation d'origine contrôlée -A.O.C.- "Crémant de Bourgogne". In 1975, a statute officially recognised their wine: it became France's first Crémant appellation (along with that of the Loire Valley winegrowers).

Since then they have not ceased to refine their skills, both in vineyard and winery, their wines achieving even greater purity, balance and incisive finesse... the truly noble expression of this outstandingly original terroir.

The cellars are 50 metres underground, quarried deep in the heart of the famed Tonnerre stone, an enchanted, magical setting in which to watch over Bailly Lapierre Crémants as they age.

Located near the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, not far from Auxerre in the Yonne valley, the ancestral wellspring of Bailly Lapierre since its very beginnings (in 1972) has been the ancient underground quarries, with subterranean galleries extending over more than 4 hectares (10 acres). They provide unique natural conditions that are ideal for the production of Crémants whose subtle effervescence makes them worthy of their name:

  • - A naturally cool temperature at a constant 12°C, ideal for maturing and ageing
  • - A naturally high level of moisture (about 80% humidity at the heart of the cellars)
  • - Soft diffused light that helps preserve the flavour and colour of fine wines.
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