The Crémant de Bourgogne

Harvested at the very beginning of September, the grapes used for Crémant de Bourgogne already displayed a very high aromatic potential, whilst retaining the acidity necessary for their freshness; both of which can now be detected in the wines.

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Tuesday 23 November 2009
2009 BIVB Vintage Report
Magnificent Burgundy!
In 2009 the vines enjoyed ideal conditions during the entire cycle and most importantly during the maturing phase, when they basked in the sunshine. Sunlight and heat were in abundance throughout August and September, resulting in grapes of extraordinary quality, which was revealed throughout vinification. After this process, the authentic character of this vintage can already be perceived.

At the beginning of September, the vines held grapes of perfect maturity with an ideal balance of sugar/acidity/aroma. Right up until the harvest, the summer weather ensured excellent health throughout the vineyard. Vigilance remained high, to monitor the rapid development of the grapes. It was essential to carry out regular maturity checks. Nevertheless, the wine-growers were able to calmly choose a date for their harvest, depending on the type of wine they wished to create. In this way, each vine could be harvested at the most suitable time. The first tastings have already unveiled wines which reflect the quality of the grapes collected, where each "personality" and each climat is able to express itself elegantly.

The White wines

A very attractive aromatic profile is already taking shape, although some of the whites are still undergoing alcoholic fermentation. The wines display roundness and depth, with a liveliness that gives them a very nice harmony. This year, more so than in other vintages, each wine is a reflection of its terroir.

The Red wines

Attractive even to the eye, these wines are a beautiful deep, brilliant red colour. Just as impressive, the aromas of ripe red and black fruits are highlighted by the presence of spicy notes which develop after the bottle is opened. On the palate, it's a feast for all the senses. Right from the attack, the complexity can be perceived in the depth of the wine. Then a nice balance is revealed, sustained by round, silky tannins. On the finish, these rich wines, with a persistent flavour, leave a sensation of fulfilment.

The Crémant de Bourgogne

Harvested at the very beginning of September, the grapes used for Crémant de Bourgogne already displayed a very high aromatic potential, whilst retaining the acidity necessary for their freshness; both of which can now be detected in the wines.

Source: Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne