This week’s sparkling wine is a Crémant from the Burgundy region of France, the N.V. Louis Bouillot Perle d’ Aurore (Pearl of Dawn). It is a sparkling Rosé. Burgundy is best known for their world-class Pinot Noir and White Burgundy (Chardonnay).
N.V. Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé “Perle d’Aurore”
Region: France; Burgundy; Cremant de Bourgogne
Variety -80% Pinot Noir & 20% Gamay
Dosage – Unknown
$14, 12% abv
My tasting notes follow:
Aromas: Cherries and a bit of oak
Body: Aggressive mousse with tiny, dispersed bubbles. Fruity on the front palate, and dry on the back palate.
Taste: Cherries and fuji apple
Pair with: The beauty of sparkling wines is their versatility with food. We enjoyed this with a variety of grilled salmon. It’s enjoyable as an aperitif, but I found it to be a bit better with food. It would pair well with grilled seafood, grilled chicken, or a mixed seafood pasta cooked in a tomato garlic sauce.