Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc, France

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. Soil: Clay and limestone from Jurassique. Average age of vines: 20 yrs. Traditional vinification, blending of the different varieties. Prise de Mousse: 2nd fermentation (after addition of the “liqueur de tirage”). “Remuage” and disgorging to eliminated 2nd fermentation sediments. “Dosage”: a sugar liquor is added, leaving 7g/l of residual sugar (Brut). Aged 24 months. Simmonet-Febvre has been producing its wines with traditional methods since 1840. It is the only Maison in Chablis to produce Cremants of Burgundy. The grapes still come from the slopes of the Grand Auxerrois area, located a few kilometers away from the famous Chablis vineyards. A harmoniously balanced wine with fine bubbles, a persistent foam and a wonderful length in the mouth. It is fresh and powerful on the nose with aromas of citrus.