Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wine of the Week - Maire-Pierre Manciat Crémant de Bourgogne

For the last Wine of the Week of 2016, a Crémant de Bourgogne was chosen. Made in the same method as Champagne, or methode traditionnelle, Maire-Pierre Maciat's sparkling wine is made from 100% Chardonnay and has received 91 pts from Wine Advocate. A perfect pairing for a festive New Year's Eve celebration!


Marie-Pierre Manciat was born into a family of vignerons that have been making wine since 1871. From a very young age, she spent her school vacations in the cellars and vineyards, soaking up knowledge and experience, all of which helped her when she took over the reins of her family’s estate in 2002 and became a sixth-generation winemaker. Her family has instilled in her a strong sense of tradition, time-honored winemaking practices, and the value of quality over quantity. She now maintains 22 hectares with every bit of the passion she began with, and each year it is reaffirmed with the birth of a new vintage. As she says, this job teaches you to be humble every day—winemakers simply help develop what nature gives them.

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