Country:France Region: Burgundy Varietal: Pinot Noir and Gamay
Vintage: NV Category:Sparkling Rosé Colour: Rose
Producer: Louis Bouillot
"Louis Bouillot is not only the largest producer of Crémant de Bourgogne but also one of the oldest, having been founded in Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1877 by Jean Bouillot. Today, the house is owned by the Boisset family, but overseen by specialist Crémant de Bourgogne winemaker Frédéric Brand. Both wines are made using the 'méthode traditionnelle', the same method used for Champagne, and undergo extended lees ageing.
The Pinot Noir grapes for the 'Perle d'Aurore' are sourced entirely from vineyards in the Côte d'Or and Côte Chalonnaise, while the Gamay is from the Mâconnais.
The Rosé has a pale pink colour that is called 'oeil de perdrix' or 'partridge's eye'. The Pinot Noir and Gamay for the 'Perle Noire' come from vineyards predominantly in the northern areas of Burgundy, closer to Champagne, and from the Mâconnais."
Winemaker: Olivier Medigue
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.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 12% Classification: AOC
Acidity [g/l]: 4