Having recently taken over from their aunt, Antoine and Clement have started to up production at their maison in Cramant. They work with a fantastic selection of vineyards in the top villages in the Cote des Blancs; Cramant, Mesnil, Oger, Chouilly and Oiry. Their style is mineral driven but with a fat, chewy note to it with hints of roasted nuts and angels delight. This is brought about by holding on to their wines for at least 6 years before release and using old reserve wines.
Their cuvee Nuances is one of the few wines on the market produced at lower pressure and gives you a wonderfully soft mousse but keeps that nutty note and gives you a fascinating balance of sugars.
Exaltation is a marked step up in quality on the palate, sublime balance and a beautiful saline note all topped off with a perfectly weighted bitter orange/tangerine bite.
Having only tasted two vintages I don’t quite feel I can judge where they are going but I was excited to hear that they are producing two mono cru wines from their vineyards in Chouilly, one started in 2010 and the other in 2012. These are exciting times ahead…
Region: La Cote des Blancs
Contact: Clément and Antoine Bouret
Cuvée De Prestige:
Year Founded: 1955
Bottles produced: 25000
Style: Fat, mineral, aromatic
Terroir: Cramant, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly, Oiry, Oger
Vinification: Using oak in single cru wines otherwise steel.
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