Estate: Prosper Maufoux has a long history of crafting high quality, terroir driven wines. Located in the village of Santenay, in the heart of the southern Côte d’Or, Prosper Maufoux founded the Burgundian estate in 1860. Today the company is headed by Eric Piffaut, whose family’s winemaking roots in Burgundy go back to 1898. Winemaker Nadine Gublin is at the helm, receiving many accolades, including being named the first female “Winemaker of the Year” by France’s leading wine magazine, La Revue du Vin de France.
Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested from vines 25 years old in clay and limestone soil. Slow pressing on pneumatic presses, only the first presses of the highest quality batches are selected for the final blend. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, second fermentation in the bottle, aged on its lees for 12-15 months.
Tasting Notes: Light coral-pink in colour, abounding with aromas of strawberry, cherry, white blossoms, rain washed slate and a shake of white pepper. Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and clean minerals are buoyed by fine, consistent bubbles and fresh acidity. Fresh berries underscore the mineral driven, crisp finish. Charming and easy drinking, a fantastic companion to sunny days, brunch and desserts.
50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Gamay
Crémant de Bourgogne
$19 [average price]
Sample submitted for editorial consideration.