sparkling wine that rivals the finest Champagne! Guy Chaumont produces white
and rosé sparkling wines from vineyards on the Cote Chalonnaise, a low ridge
extending south of Beaune in the center of France's famous Burgundy region.
Chardonnay is the grape of white wines and Pinot Noir that of reds in
Bourgogne. Both varieties are renowned for smooth, rich flavors and good aging
potential. A lighter white table wine is made from Aligoté. Guy's sparkling
wine is made from all three, with equal parts Chardonnay and Aligoté, and 10%
Pinot Noir for richness and structure.
climate produces grapes of crisp, high acidity; perfect for great sparkling
wines. Vineyards used for Crémant are allowed the lowest yield per acre of any
sparkling wine appellation. All grapes are picked by hand and quickly
transported to the winery for immediate pressing to obtain only the clearest
fresh run juice. The wine is made by traditional Champagne methods with a second
fermentation in the bottle.
twelve-acre estate is quite small, like many local vineyards. Guy inherited the
vineyard twenty years ago from his father, who had converted to organic growing
in 1965. The vineyard is certified organic by Nature and Progress, a French
organization known for work with organic farmers. Grapes are fertilized and
protected from pests naturally, with no synthetic chemicals. The wines are made
without additives, unfiltered for maximum flavor and contain only a trace of
sulfur. This is a full-bodied sparkling wine from the highest quality grapes.
It will do justice to any special occasion and accompany many meals. For a
special aperitif, add a few drops of CrÃ¨me de Cassis and try a Kir Royale!