Bourgogne Mousseux AOC


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Bourgogne Mousseux AOC

RicRios | Oct 29, 2010 12:10 PM

Q: which AOC is not listed in the "Index des Appellations" of the Guide Hachette des Vins 2011?
A: Bourgogne Mousseux


1) According to French Wikipedia

"Les cépages de 1er catégorie sont le Pinot noir et le Chardonnay. Ceux de 2e catégorie sont le Gamay (20% maximum), l'Aligoté, le Melon et le Sacy"

the appellation includes reds and whites ( and therefore, at least potentially, rosés ).

2) According to one of the few US merchants that carry BM, it refers exclusively to reds:

"The appellation Bourgogne Mousseux Rouge was established in 1943. It recognized transforming all Burgundy wines into sparkling wines by using the traditional method. However, since the creation of the appellation Crémants de Bourgogne, it applies only to the red sparkling wines. The Parigot house has remained loyal to this tradition and creates sparkling red Burgundies from a strict selection of Pinot Noir. A long aging in the cellars brings it to full maturity. Its dark ruby colour announces a solid structure composed of fine, elegant tannins. Its unique effervescence enhances the traditional bouquet of Burgundy wine. Served chilled, the audacity of pairing it with the most ordinary dishes will surprise."

Now, Fact 2) above clearly contradicts Fact 1); in no small measure by the stated name of the AOC ( "Rouge" ? )

Who's right? Who's wrong?

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