March 6, 2024

Paul Chollet Cuvee Manon Crémant de Bourgogne

Who makes it?

Paul Chollet Cuvee Manon is an eponymous wine named after Manon, the winemaker. The family have been making Crémant de Bourgogne for over two decades. These crémants are produced using the same methods as the famed wines from the neighbouring region of Champagne.

Of course, these wines also have similarities in the grape varieties used. Burgundy is famous for its still Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. These grape varieties are Burgundy natives. And they are two of the main three focus grape varieties used to produce the wines of Champagne.

How do they make it?

Paul Chollet Cuvee Manon is an equal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Even though this wine is labelled non-vintage, this wine is actually made from grapes from the 2018 vintage. It is about 3 g/l in dosage level. As befitting a wine made to celebrate the winemaker, the wine spends 4 – 5 years on lees, the dead yeast cells. 

What does it taste like?

The Cuvee Manon is a dry fizz. The nose is fragrant with citrus, brioche, white peach and ripe, ripe strawberries. All underlined with a dollop of cream. It is fuller bodied and richly finishes with plenty of nuts and spice.

Don’t chill these bubbles too much. I would suggest that you serve it around 10 – 12oC.

What to drink it with?

You could enjoy this wine with a wide range of flavours. Appetisers are an especially good place to start. Otherwise, any seafood, many chicken and vegetable dishes.  A souffle or quiche would be also very good. 

Cheese

Enjoy this wine with white bloomy cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Equally, fresh cheeses like feta, burrata or chevre would be a good match too.  

Quickie review « Fine bubbles with a lingering almond spice and a fresh, yet creamy texture and a brioche and stonefruit richness. »

Country of Origin:  Crémant de Bourgogne, France
Tasting Date: 
January 2024
Price:  UK £ tba 
Drink: now – 3 years 
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

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