Perle d'Ivoire is made exclusively from white grapes; the noble Chardonnay, which makes the great Burgundy grand crus, underscored by the zest of the Aligoté grape. Terroirs from the two extremities of Burgundy are blended to make this harmonious cuvée. The Mâconnais brings a rich fattiness, while fruit from the Yonne and Chatillonnais provide vivacity and crispness.
The grapes come mainly from the north of Burgundy (Yonne, Chatillonnais) and the south (Mâconnais). Gentle pneumatic pressing respects the fruit, and separate handling of the juice produces musts of great quality. Cold settling followed by fermentation in temperature-controlled vats preserves the personality of the wine, in particular its aromas. Once the bubbles have formed in the bottles, Perle d'Ivoire ages on laths for more than 18 months, enhancing the wine and bringing great elegance.
Its yellow in colour with hints of green and gold show its fine bubbles in a lovely light. The nose opens on white blossom then citrus, before developing pleasant buttery and brioche notes. Full and rounded in the mouth, with a certain vivacity, and complex secondary aromas that evolve over time, delighting the taste buds. The harmony and elegance of Perle d'Ivoire makes a match for a wide variety of dishes, from the simplest to the most exotic.
Crémant de Bourgogne has been an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée since 1975. It covers a particularly large territory that stretches from the north of Burgundy to the south, covering the Chablis region, the Châtillonnais, the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Côte Mâconnaise, and into the Beaujolais. Such diversity means that a wide range of different base wines can be created that reflect their terroir. This allows for the creation of subtle blends to achieve the perfect balance for each cuvée and to bring out the qualities of each varietal: Pinot Noir for fruit, structure and vinosity; Chardonnay for freshness and elegance; Gamay for tastiness; and Aligoté for vivacity. Empowered by more than 130 years of history and expertise, creativity and respect for the terroir are the fundamentals of the Louis Bouillot philosophy.
ROGER VOSS - WINE ENTHUSIAST
With its blend of Chardonnay from northern Burgundy, close to Chablis, this has a fine cool, steely character. It is bright, fresh, dominated by grapefruit flavors and a taut fruit skin structure. There is a final burst of crispness.
This has neat pastry and citrusy aromas with bright peaches. A smooth, fruit palate with peaches and melons.