Domaine des Gandines, Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy, France) NV

($17): Domaine des Gandines, a family run winery located in the Mâconnais, produces a variety of still white wines from that region, Viré-Clessé, and Macon-Peronne, that are available in the U.S.  This Crémant, as good as it is — and well priced to boot — is not available yet, but hopefully that will change. Organically certified, the family has expanded the Domaine gradually since it was founded in 1925 to its current 25-acres. This Crémant, from their young Chardonnay vines, is pure and delicately fruity with substantial depth and length for a wine made from young vines. A double-duty wine, its suaveness makes drinking it as an aperitif a pleasure, while its density allows you to take it to the table.
90 Michael Apstein Sep 19, 2017