Tim Atkin Master of Wine: NV 89/100
Appellation: AOC Cremant de Bourgogne (Burgundy region)
Grapes: Pinot Noir (60%), Chardonnay (40%)
Farming: Organic (non-certified)
About the wine: Top notch sparkling, would easily compare with some bubbles from neighbouring Champagne. Clotilde's make her Cremant de Bourgogne using the "Methode Traditionnel" like the Champenois, the result is simply beautiful. 18 months "sur lattes" before to being disgorged. No dosage.
Taste like: Bursting with youth and audacity, this sparkling is fresh, lively. Floral and citrusy notes on the nose. The bubbles are fine and delicate. Mineral and elegant with a good acidity and texture. A sparkling cuvee to remember in the world of bubbles!
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 3 years.
Service: 4-6 degrees C.
Food match: Aperitif, roasted poultry, salmon in sauce, fresh goat cheese.