Crémant de Bourgogne Terroirs Brut
Picamelot is an iconic and historic sparkling wine house in Burgundy as they were among the first producers to release a ‘Bourgogne Mousseux’ back in the 30’s. Only vintage Crémants are crafted from the various terroirs thus captivating the essence of the region. Philippe Chautard, grandson of the founder, is now in charge of the production and oversees the 22 ha organically farmed property as well as thirty quality groomed partner-growers. Total production is about 200,000 bottles of which only 25% are exported. Picamelot, being entirely dedicated to the production of the finest Crémants, is currently working on replanting historical vineyards around the administrative capital of Burgundy, Dijon. These sites were once owned by the fame Dukes of Burgundy and totally disappeared after the phylloxera disaster. The first Cuvées should be released in 2023.
40% chardonnay (from Côte de Beaune), 40% Pinot Noir (Côte de Nuits), 20% Aligoté (Côte Châlonnaise). Hand harvested in small crates. Vinified separately, then blended for the ‘‘prise de mousse’’ and aged on lees for 12 months. RS: 7g/l
Elements of limestone and seashell surround notes of baked lemons and pears that open to stone-fruit compote, cloves, heather and toffee; it’s surprisingly dense and viscous on the palate, gathering an array of mineral-tinged textural elements and glimpses of yellow fruit that neatly balance bright acidity with a slightly creamy nature