`Perle Noire` Méthode Traditionelle Blanc de Noirs Brut

Burgundy

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.

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Vineyards

Fruit for the 'Perle Noire' is sourced from vineyards all over the Burgundy region, but predominantly from the northern areas nearest Champagne and the Maconnais.

Vinification

The 'Perle Noire' is a Blanc de Noirs (white wine produced from red grapes) sparkling wine. It is made by the 'méthode traditionnelle', the same method as in Champagne. The grapes were lightly pressed and the two varieties of Pinot Noir and Gamay vinified separately. 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 a minimum 15 months before 'degorgement' at 12ºC. The bottles were then topped up with a 'liqueur de dosage', to give a residual sugar level of 12 grams per litre.

Tasting Notes

Distinctive pale pink in colour with a fine, elegant mousse and red fruit aromas on the nose. On the palate the wine has excellent weight, balance and complexity, and represents superb value for money.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 80% Pinot Noir
20% Gamay
Region Burgundy
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Residual Sugar 12g/l