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Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling
Domaine Guillemot-Michel
France - Burgundy

This cuvée was created originally to celebrate the wedding of daughter Sophie Guillemot and Gautier!
The Chardonnay grapes come from a historic parcel of the estate - La Lie-Monin - that had been leased for nearly 30 years and that the family decided to cultivate again in 2013 following up a change of viticulture practice (towards organic) from their main neighbor.
"Bulle" is produced with the "methode ancestrale" - meaning only natural sugars are used from grapes that are harvested at optimum maturity, being less acidic and more aromatic, giving a beautiful fresh and elegant sparkling wine of crisp and juicy flavors, firm acidity and a long finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
Sparkling
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Agricultural Practices
Biodynamic
Soil type
red clay, high in iron
Vinification
Biodynamically grown old vines, hand-harvested, gently pressed and naturally fermented in bottle under the “ancestral” method. It aged on lees for 18 to 36 months before disgorgement.
Pairings

White meat, dessert, fruits, mild cheese, delicious on its own

Reviews and News

2018 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 91 PTS - WA

2018 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 91 PTS - WA

"The 2018 Méthode Ancestrale Une Bulle offers up lovely aromas of pear and elderflower, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping palate with a pillowy mousse and a charming core of fruit, with enough residual sweetness to make this a wa91perfect accompaniment to strawberries or fresh fruit desserts. - William Kelley"

 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #249, June 2020), 91 pts

 

 

2017 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 92 PTS - WA

2017 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2017 Méthode Ancestrale Une Bulle bursts with aromas of apple skin, dried white flowers and marzipan, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely concentrated palate with a ripe core of fruit but excellent freshness and precision. While economic factors mean that much crémant is necessarily nothing more than a cheap Champagne substitute, this has considerable character and a style all of its own, so it is well worth seeking out. It spent 23 months sur lattes and finished up with ten grams per liter natural residual sugar. Gautier Roussille tells me that the 2018 rendition will contain less residual sugar. - William Kelley"

 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #244, August 2019), 92 pts

2017 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts

 

- Wine Enthusiast (February/March 2021 double issue), 90 pts

Producer Information: Domaine Guillemot-Michel

This 7-hectare estate is located in the commune of Quintaine, adjacent to the village of Clessé, South of Burgundy. Quintaine is recognized as producing some of the finest wines of ...
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