Country: France Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir /Gamay
Vintage: NV Colour: Rose Style: Dry
Producer: Louis Bouillot
Louis Bouillot was founded in Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1877 by Jean Bouillot. With over...
130 years of experience, Bouillot is one of the oldest producers of Crémant de Bourgogne, as well as being the largest. Today, the house is owned by the Boisset family, but expertly guided by Crémant specialist winemaker Olivier Medigue. Perle d'Aurore is a Crémant Rosé, made from Pinot Noir, while Perle Noire is a sparkling, Brut style made from Pinot Noir and Gamay and aged on its lees for 15 months.
The Pinot Noir fruit for the Perle d'Aurore is sourced entirely from Burgundian vineyards in the Côte d'Or and Côte Chalonnaise. The Gamay is from the Maconnais.
The Perle d'Aurore is a sparkling rosé produced from a majority of red grapes (90%). It is made by the 'méthode traditionnelle', the same as in Champagne. The grapes were lightly pressed after a short maceration on the skins. The individual parcels of wine were blended, then the 'liqueur de tirage' of sugar and yeast was added, before the wine was bottled ready for the second fermentation. The bottles were aged for over 24 months at a constant temperature of 12°C, rather than the six months legally required before disgorgement. The bottles were then topped up with a 'liqueur de dosage' before release.
Lovely rose pink in colour, with fine bubbles and a light mousse. Perfumes of blackcurrant and strawberry follow through to a fine, ripe fruit on the palate, balanced by a freshness and clean finish with a lingering hint of strawberries.