Albert Bichot, Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy, France) Brut Réserve NV

($24):  Albert Bichot, like many of Burgundy’s top producers, owns vineyards — is a grower — and acts as a négociant, buying grapes/and or newly pressed juice from other growers.  This elegant and refreshing Crémant falls into the latter category.  Its tiny bubbles dance on the palate.  With a stiff spine of acidity, it is a great celebratory aperitif yet substantial enough to cut through highly seasons dishes on the table.  As an example, it would be a great choice for the plethora of flavors in an omakase meal.
90 Michael Apstein Feb 13, 2024