Parigot Crémant de Bourgogne

The vinification

Cluster of Chardonnay.Wines in Burgundy are made from three grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté. Crémant is the only appellation in Burgundy that is allowed to blend these different grape varieties together; it is the complex result of numerous operations performed on a well-calculated schedule.

According to regulation, the grapes must arrive whole to the wine press. To achieve this, special care is taken during the harvest: manual picking and the usage of shallow containers to avoid crushing the grapes. Parigot then uses a sorting table to further ensure the healthy state of the harvest. The initial quality of the grapes is indispensable to obtain a high quality crémant. The harvest comes from different parts of the region: the low lying plains, the area surrounding Beaune, and the hills around Beaune; this allows for a perfect balance of base wines. Each variety is pressed separately and vinified according to origin.

Engraving of Marc Lachaize on stainless vat, representing cluster and leaves in vineyardThe alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur in stainless steel vats.

Crémant is a blended wine. Each blend expresses a personal choice. The blending takes place at the beginning of the year following the harvest. It is a decisive ritual in which each variety, each place of origin, is significant. In essence, there is no established formula for this; it is Parigot's know-how that allows the house to maintain its own style and consistent quality despite the differing specificities of each harvest. Fresh, fruity, intense, this is the Parigot style.