Richoux, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

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Richoux, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

The Perfect Pop For Your Patio!
For special occasions... or any day that ends in "y."
Champagne Quality At A Fraction Of The Price!
In northern France, just southwest of Chablis, is a tiny village called Irancy. 
You might think Chardonnay is the grape of choice in this little enclave surround by an amphitheater of vineyards. But, it is not. 
There, Pinot Noir is grown to make a white - yes, white - sparkling wine.
The skins are removed early to remove any blush color; what you are left with is an amazing Blanc de Noir, a sensational sparkler that rivals some of the finest Champagnes made today!
Because this wine is not from the Champagne region of France, it must be called a Crémant even though it uses méthode Champenoise. But, you wouldn't know the difference in a blind tasting!
Crisp, and dry with bright acidity, the nose is full of white stone fruit, lime zest, and wild berry. Fresh yet faint aromas of wild raspberry are barely present, but add depth to this superbly balanced sparkling wine. 
In addition to enjoying it with your favorite seasonal cuisine, it is a perfect Champagne substitution for any special occasion (hint, college graduations, Mother's Day, July 4th.... or any day that ends in "y").
Organically farmed and hand-picked, this wine needs to be part of your versatile wine enjoyment this summer.
Enjoy!

$26.95 per bottle / $323.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93 / 100

Not a Champagne? You wouldn't know the difference in a blind tasting. Richoux's Crémant de Bourgogne is crisp, and dry with bright acidity. The nose is full of white stone fruit, lime zest, and wild berry. Fresh yet faint aromas of wild raspberry are barely present, but add depth to this superbly balanced sparkling wine. This Blanc de Noir is 100% Pinot Noir with the skins removed early so that it removes any blush coloring, and thus a white.


Product Details


Producer: Richoux

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: Others

Size: 750ml

Code: W6596