Top 100 wines of Crémant de Bordeaux

Discover the top 100 best wines of Crémant de Bordeaux of Crémant de Bordeaux as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Crémant de Bordeaux and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Crémant de Bordeaux

Crémant de Bordeaux is the regional appellation for traditional method white and rosé Sparkling wines from the Bordeaux wine region in southwest France. Sparkling wine production in Bordeaux is far from prolific and has slowly declined in response to the obvious success of still wines in the region. Sparkling wines have been produced in Bordeaux for more than 100 years, but the appellation was not formalized until April 1990. Even today, the specific style of Crémant de Bordeaux wines is not as Clear as that of other French Crémant appellations, such as Crémant de Loire, Crémant de Bourgogne and Crémant d'Alsace.

This is probably due to the fact that these wines have such a marginal presence in the sea of Dry red wines for which Bordeaux is famous. More than 500 parishes are covered by the Crémant de Bordeaux appellation, making it one of the largest in France in terms of geographical area. However, only 100 hectares of vineyards are currently dedicated to the production of these wines. The classic Bordeaux Grape varieties predominate, with sparkling wines being made from the same grape varieties as the still wines.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Crémant de Bordeaux

wines from the region of Crémant de Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, poultry or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of penne with shrimp and zucchini, chicken fajitas or bacon dates.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Crémant de Bordeaux

On the nose in the region of Crémant de Bordeaux often reveals types of flavors of citrus, grass or cheese and sometimes also flavors of melon, pomegranate or dried fruit. In the mouth in the region of Crémant de Bordeaux is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

News from the vineyard of Crémant de Bordeaux

Château La Gaffelière withdraws from the next St-Emilion classification

The historic estate follows in the footsteps of Châteaux Angélus, Cheval Blanc and Ausone by withdrawing its candidacy from the upcoming classification. The Malet-Roquefort family, which has owned Château La Gaffelière for more than 300 years, said it ‘no longer recognises its values’ in the new criteria. The Malet-Roqueforts claimed that the overhauled rating system for the tasting ‘contradicts all the ratings obtained by Château La Gaffelière for several years by the greatest wine professional ...

Decanter at Home: Château Angélus masterclass – a philosophy of excellence

Last chance: You can still buy tickets to watch this Château Angélus virtual masterclass and taste the wines, via the Decanter at Home series – book here Guiding us through this tasting was estate co-owner and CEO Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, the eighth generation of the de Boüard family at Angélus. After a first career in London in the financial industry, de Boüard came back to St-Emilion, and the estate where she grew up, in 2012, and told us, ‘it is now my turn to write a new chapter in ...

Pomerol granted permission for ‘exceptional’ irrigation

‘Climatic conditions’ and the requests of a ‘certain number of winegrowers’ were cited as the reasons for Jean-Marie Garde, president of the Pomerol appellation, to ask regulatory body Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) to temporarily reverse the long-standing ban on irrigation. The favourable news was shared via emails seen by Decanter, with an accompanying letter from the INAO dated July 20, 2022. The letter, translated from French, states that after ...