Monday, February 7, 2011

Domaine de Vougeraie Fête de Famille 2002

In return for our Genesis syrah our friends cracked open a bottle of Domaine de Vougeraie's Fête de Famille 2002 an exceptional crémant de Bourgogne (at an eyewatering price - £51.05 a bottle)

It was really interesting - much richer, fuller and more savoury than champagne. More of a food wine - I could have imagined it with veal or even a roast chicken.

The estate is registered organic and in conversion to biodynamic viticulture.

There was a sneaky little Dom Perignon-style shield on the label which I suppose should encourage you to feel it's a bit of a bargain but I don't think it's really worth that kind of money. Cheaper than their basic Burgundy though if that's any consolation . . .

1 comment:

  1. Fête de famille is a great Cremant de Bourgogne.

    I live in Burgundy and I'm proud to say we can make something as good as champagne.

    You'll find everything you need to know about it (and about the wide wine range of the Domaine) at :