(2022) From a 22-hectare family domaine in Rully, a prime location for sparkling Burgundy, this is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Aligoté, aged for 16 to 18 months sur lie and had 8g/l residual sugar. Lots of biscuit and brioche, but fresh and zippy too, a crunchy ripe apple and lemon fruitiness. There is minerality and some quite delicate fruit on the palate, lemon. But quite gentle with the persistent acidity balancing very nicely into a long clean and juicy finish.
(2022) A traditional method wine made from Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, part of the Chardonnay vinified in older oak barrels. It has bountiful, creamy character, the nose showing a little biscuit and plenty of zesty fruit, then the palate generously filled with orangy citrus and peach, a rolling mousse, but crucially, fine balancing acidity that maintains freshness in an open and attractive Champagne alternative. Please note that the 2016 vintage is sold out, and the 2017 will be ready to dispatch from early April 2022.
(2022) Philippe Vermorel's Domaine de Rochemure Crémant is 100% Chardonnay from vineyards in the Beaujolais region, and is a remarkably dry, mineral and featherweight style. It has some biscuity quality, but the rush of lemony and fresh fruit, and zipping, mouth-watering acidity is delightfully crisp and gossamer-light. Perfect as an aperitif, base for a kir royale, or with fish and seafood.