Over indulged in Cremant de Bourgogne last night.
But my oh my it was tasty, refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. No reason, no celebration, simply a quiet night in with my loved ones. Well, that is reason enough, isn’t it?
You may well ask what Cremant de Bourgogne is, which requires the explanation of regions. In France wines are not called Chardonnay or Merlot. They are called Chablis or Cahors. This is because so many factors go into what makes a wine (good or bad) including weather and the soil.
Each region, even each village, area is different in so many ways, so therefore although the grape variety might be the same, the wine could taste completely different.
This is why Champagne is known as Champagne. It is a region in France. And where I live, in Bourgogne (Burgundy in English), sparkling wine is called Cremant de Bourgogne.
PS. Not clear, as my head is not, or want to know more about why wines are called something different in France? www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/terroir-wine-101/
Or, if you would like to know more about the traditions and background of Cremant de Bourgogne, Decanter offers a really good article.