Charles Pelletier Méthode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs is crafted by Maison Veuve Ambal which was founded in the heart of the Burgundy wine-growing region in 1898 by Marie Ambal, the wife of a Parisian banker. After his death she returned to her native village of Rully, where her brother, an owner and merchant of Burgundy wines, still lived.
Rully is an area in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Burgundy in eastern France. It is known for its red and white wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and fine delicate sparkling wines.
The elegance of this sparkling wine is the result of over a century of family dedication and commitment. For a Methode Traditionnelle, the natural sparkling process takes place in the bottle and the wine ages for a minimum of 9 months on yeast lees. It is during this period of time that the wine will gain in complexity and the fine bubbles are created.
To respect the Traditional Method, we select the grapes that are best suited to this method of vinification and will allow us to obtain very expressive wines. The fruit for this wine is from a 25 years old plantation which is located in high altitude. Vines are prematurely harvested to ensure the grapes retain the freshness and the characteristics synonymous with sparkling wines.
The Traditional Method requires specific qualities during production. We let the wine age naturally in the bottle for a long time (at least 9 months), which allows a natural secondary fermentation. Our refrigerated cellars store the wine and make sure vinification is carried out properly. The addition of Gamay gives way to the beautiful rosé colour and balanced acidity of this wine.
Carnation pink with fruity notes of red fruits, strawberry and lemon. Fresh, lively and well balanced with a long finish.