Crémant de Bourgogne Reipes Extra 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.
100% old vine chardonnay. This single vineyard site is located above the village of Saint Aubin, not far from the ‘‘En Chazot’’ vineyard, a step away from the famous Grands Crus of Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. Organic, hand harversted in small crates. Grapes are slowly pressed and only the first best press juice, called ‘‘Coeur de Cuvée’’ is kept. Aged 18 months sur latte. Can be cellared.
Expressive nose of pears, Breton pancakes and almond macaroons after aeration. The attack on the palate is focused on citrus aromas, fennel, marshmallow and dried grapes. Rich with beautiful structure and complexity. Would paired well with delicate dishes.