Louis Bouillot Perle Noire d'Aurore' Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut Non-Vintage is lovely rose pink in colour with fine bubbles and a light mousse. Perfumes of blackcurrant and strawberry follow through to a fine, ripe fruit on the palate, balanced by a freshness and clean finish with a lingering hint of strawberries.
The Pinot Noir fruit for the Perle d'Aurore is sourced entirely from Burgundian vineyards in the Cote d'Or and Cote Chalonnarse. The Gamay is from the Maconnais.
The Perle d'Aurore is a sparkling rose produced from a majority of red grapes (90%). It is made by the 'method traditionnelle', the same as in Champagne. The grapes were lightl. pressed after a short maceration on the skins. The individual parcels of wine were blended, then the "liqueur de tirage* of sugar and yeast was added, before the wine was bottled ready for the second fermentation. The bottles were aged for over 24 months at a constant temperature of 12 degree C, rather than the six months legally required before disgorgement. The bottles were then topped up with a 'liqueur de dosage' before release. It comes with the vintage information as follows: Grape varieties: 70% PinotNoir 20% Gamay 10% Chardonnay; Region: Burgundy, France; Wine maker: Olivier Me digue; Closure: Natural Cork; Classitication: AOC; Alcohol (ABV): 12%; Acidity: 4g/l; Residual Sugar: 12g/l.