Veuve Ambal is both the first producer and brand of the Crémant de Bourgogne AOC, with a rich history dating back to 1898. Marie Ambal, upon her husbands death, became inspired by Champagne when she moved back to Rully. She decided to begin her own maison making great sparkling wine in Burgundy, and the family is now on its 6th generation of winemakers. The family farms sustainably, and works with six different plots of land throughout Burgundy to showcase its combined and individual terroir. They also have some vineyards already fully converted and certified organic. The classic cuvée's we have are their entry level tier, and a blend of all six vineyard sites to feel the overall terroir of Crémant de Bourgogne.
Cépage: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a bit of Aligoté and Gamay.
This is a fantastic Crémant! It's beautiful and bright, with fresh fruit, white flower aromas and a bit of toast on the palate. I'd personally prefer to drink this alone or as an aperitif, but (well, I don't need much excuse to enjoy a good glass of bubbles) it would be splendid with a fresh salad that has some fried garlic chips over grilled chicken breast or with a light asparagus soup served with buttered baguette in the summer.