The world’s new favourite fizz
TEXT: KIKI DEERE | PHOTOS © VEUVE AMBAL
Established in 1898, Veuve Ambal is Burgundy’s premier producer of Crémant de Bourgogne.
Made using the traditional method and governed under the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), Crémant de Bourgogne has become an elegant, more affordable alternative to Champagne in recent years.
“A family-run company like ours remains faithful to its history, values and terroir (land),” explains Aurélien Piffaut, who represents Veuve Ambal’s sixth generation. “Our domains are located in six different terroirs of the Burgundy region. Soil biodiversity and different climates allow us to bring aromatic complexity to our wines,” he continues.
Produced in the best terroirs of the Burgundy region, the company’s wines follow sustainable methods and wine-growing traditions that provide exceptional quality as well as being environmentally friendly. “We are committed to respecting nature and the surrounding landscape,” says Aurélien.
Burgundy’s four renowned grape varieties – Aligoté, Gamay, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – are harvested manually, and all Veuve Ambal’s wines are produced from grapes that are made into wine, aged and bottled on the estate. Classic blends, organic and Blanc de Blancs are among the wines produced and exported to over 40forty countries worldwide.
Veuve Ambal is open to the public throughout the year, with interactive guided tours taking in the ageing cellars, workshops and automatons that shed light on the company’s production processes. Visitors can try a range of award-winning Crémants, including white, rosé, brut, sec, demi sec and vintage. “This is an exciting time for Crémants de Bourgogne,” says Aurélien, “and we are thrilled to see more and more people from around the world enjoying our Burgundy grapes”.