Pelletier sparkling wines are made by the renowned Crémant de Bourgogne house of Veuve-Ambal that dates back to 1898. Originally based in Rully, today the wines are made in Veuve-Ambal’s state-of-the-art winery situated just off the A6 motorway near Beaune.
This lovely pink Méthode Traditionnelle sparkler used to be made from Syrah grapes, but recently they have started to use Tempranillo. The result is a dry yet fruity wine with hints of strawberries and cherries. Light and elegant.
Named after Léonie Duchêne, one of the founders of the company, “Cuvée Léonie” is reserved for independent wine merchants and the world’s finest restaurants.
The blend is 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay with reserve wine accounting for a significant proportion of the total (25%), particularly Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims vinified as a still red wine and used in the blend to add the lovely pink colour. Extended ageing in the cellar (3 years) adds depth and complexity.
Pretty pink in appearance with a very fine mousse. It is delicate on the nose with a very attractive creamy palate of ripe raspberries and cherries. The fruit is balanced nicely with firm acidity and a good minerality in the long, dry finish. Great finesse and harmony.