France — Burgundy • $21.95 • 89/100
A well-chosen Crémant de Bourgogne can provide a great deal of pleasure, and this wine is a fine example. It has a pleasant element of toasty and nutty complexity, underlying nicely balanced fruit and acidity. It’s also a very good value. My formal tasting note follows.
Cave de Lugny is a very well-respected cooperative based in the Mâcon, with one of its three wineries specializing in sparkling wine. The 2013 Brut is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Pale straw in colour, the nose is concise and trim, with nuanced aromas of toast, lemon and apple, and an undertone of hazelnuts. The wine is off-dry, but the zesty acidity nicely sops up the residual sugar, drying the palate towards the finish, while leaving a soft and lightly creamy texture. The fruit, though not finely etched, is pleasantly alive, and the finish is dry and stony. A very good value. • Tasted 2017-09-16 • LCBO id#183764 • Find it at your nearest LCBO • TRILOGY WINE MERCHANTS (Agent)