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Auxerrois Wine

Crémant of Burgundy, the festive spirit

The Auxerrois, more precisely the hamlet of Bailly located in the town of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, is the cradle of the AOC Crémant de Bourgogne.

The appellation Crémant de Bourgogne brings together sparkling wines produced in the Bourgogne appellation area. This AOC, awarded in 1975, imposes strict production rules quite similar to those of Champagne: harvesting by hand, a minimum ageing period, etc. All Burgundy grape varieties can be used in Crémant de Bourgogne blends, even if the iconic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are preferred. White and rosé Crémants de Bourgogne are produced in the Auxerrois region.

A fresh, bold and lively wine, depending on personal taste Crémant de Bourgogne can be kept for a few years and develops a nice patina. Perfect as an aperitif thanks to its freshness, Crémant de Bourgogne can also be a fine accompaniment to a meal.

 

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The Bailly-Lapierre cellars

True jewel of the Auxerrois, the hamlet of Bailly, located in the commune of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, is the cradle of the AOC Crémant de Bourgogne. Bailly Lapierre develops its sparkling wines in an exceptional setting: an underground stone quarry, which offers unique natural conditions.