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Chandon descorcha una nueva versión pionera y vibrante del rosado del sur de Francia con el vino espumoso Chant des Cigales

Chandon descorcha una nueva versión pionera y vibrante del rosado del sur de Francia con el vino espumoso Chant des Cigales

El sur de Francia nunca ha estado tan lleno de sorpresa e inspiración. Al crear un nuevo vino efervescente con una mezcla inconformista,  Chandon  celebra la diversidad de sus terruños en un vino rosado espumoso único para una experiencia de degustación distintivamente vibrante y aromática.

El último lanzamiento de Maison Chandon surge de la visión de un lugar famoso por su tierra increíblemente fértil y sinónimo de mezcla, tanto una ubicación geográfica como la encarnación de olores, colores y sabores inspiradores. En el sur de Francia, los enólogos de Chandon exploran un mundo de posibilidades y abren un nuevo capítulo en las aventuras vinícolas trotamundos de la casa.

Chant Des Cigales es un encuentro innovador entre enólogos pioneros y un lugar definido por un crisol de energía innovadora, co-creado por un trío de enólogos y chefs de cave que combinan su excepcional savoir-faire:

  • Audrey Bourgeois, el mago residente y jefe de innovación enológica y coordinación técnica de Chandon en las seis Chandon Maisons internacionales;
  • Richard Geoffroy, el visionario que comenzó su carrera como enólogo en Chandon a mediados de los años ochenta antes de convertirse en el legendario chef de cave de Dom Pérignon;
  • Eric Lebel, maestro de la precisión y chef de cave en Maison Krug durante 22 años.

Los tres compartían el deseo de trabajar con variedades de uva exclusivas del sur de Francia, alejándose de los confines de donde se cosecharon las uvas. Creando un  vin d’auteurs  en lugar de un vino de un solo terruño, han elaborado una mezcla única que expresa el carácter ricamente diverso del sur de Francia. El estilo emergente de este rosado espumoso contemporáneo tiene que ver con la inclusión, más que con la exclusividad. El vino es  frémissant,  con una sutil efervescencia y una cautivadora complejidad aromática. Es una  naturaleza brut  que es a la vez orgánica y vegana, una novedad para Chandon.

Conocido por algo más que vinos espumosos, el sur de Francia tiende a proponer vinos elaborados con solo tres o cuatro variedades de uva. Desde el principio, el trío de Chandon imaginó un vino espumoso que se apartaría de las prácticas habituales y cambiaría las tradiciones. Su idea era una mezcla precisa de ocho variedades de uva diferentes cosechadas en una amplia franja, que se extiende desde Perpignan hasta Saint-Tropez. Con este enfoque innovador, el ensamblaje innovador de Chant des Cigales reúne garnacha, cinsault, syrah, rolle, cabernet sauvignon, mourvèdre, cariñena y tibouren.

Basándose en una amplia gama de variedades de uva emblemáticas del sur de Francia, los enólogos han aprovechado la rica riqueza natural de la región. Chant des Cigales captura la diversidad del Sur mientras abre nuevos caminos para redescubrir la región.

Desde su fundación en las estribaciones de los Andes argentinos en 1959, Chandon se ha definido por compartir y transmitir el saber hacer, inspirándose en la diversidad de su gente para elaborar vinos espumosos excepcionales. Para Chant des Cigales, la Casa se ha asociado con cooperativas y productores de renombre por sus viñedos orgánicos, donde el trío ha obtenido las mejores variedades de uva, todas cultivadas orgánicamente. Los creadores también trabajaron con los viticultores para elegir la mejor técnica para hacer el vino, analizando métodos tradicionales e innovadores. Audrey, Richard y Eric están completamente de acuerdo en que se tuvo que usar el método Charmat para preservar el carácter afrutado primario y la frescura del vino.

Durante más de dos años, mezclaron y probaron cientos de composiciones hasta lograr el equilibrio perfecto. Hicieron elecciones audaces, como agregar mosto de uva para iniciar la segunda fermentación, o fermentar el vino en tanques de presión de hasta 4 bares, lo que le dio a Chant des Cigales su característica efervescencia sutil pero persistente. Su obsesión general siguió siendo la elaboración de un  vino espumoso brut nature  único que revela toda la complejidad y diversidad de los aromas de frutas frescas, sin ninguna adición de azúcar en la etapa final.

Chant des Cigales tiene una composición viva pero delicada, servido junto o con un solo cubito de hielo que revive la efervescencia. Los sabores cambian, liberando una mineralidad tonificante. El carácter intrigante y la complejidad aromática de Chant des Cigales lo convierten en el maridaje perfecto con una tentadora variedad de platos.

Chant des Cigales, dice Richard Geoffroy, es sobre todo “una nueva experiencia de sabor, un  rosado frémissant  brut nature, orgánico y vegano, que muestra una elegancia natural, mucha fruta fresca, un carácter floral intrigante, salinidad, un ligero amargor tónico y una burbuja delicada y tentadora que llamamos  frémissant  por su sutil efervescencia”.

Con Chant des Cigales, Chandon celebra una comunidad de enólogos unidos por la curiosidad y el compromiso, por un deseo incansable de superar los límites del savoir-faire sin dejar de ser fieles a la misión de la Maison desde 1959 de innovar con vinos burbujeantes.

 

Baume & Mercier celebrates haute horlogerie design is expressed in all its forms
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Baume & Mercier celebrates haute horlogerie design is expressed in all its forms

Baume & Mercier celebrates haute horlogerie design is expressed in all its forms

GIVE YOUR X-MAS A NEW SHAPE

GIVE YOUR X-MAS A NEW SHAPE

From the Hampton to the Riviera, from Clifton to Baume or Classima, it is a rhythmic tableau of curves and angles that form and intertwine to no end… No limits, ever.

Baume & Mercier has played with shapes and materials, unveiling a diverse selection for the holiday season. Christmas is alive, the night sparkles. The creativity and technical prowess of the infinitely small are celebrated while bright baubles, decorated trees, and shining stars infiltrate our homes in perfect elegance. A ballet of light and shadow begins in this subtle blend of tradition and modernity. And last but not least, respect for conventions!

Baume et Mercier celebrates watchmaking with character, collectively, even collaboratively. An invitation to celebrate Christmas in a new way, as you like. There’s nothing better for the occasion than to satisfy absolutely every desire: discover a radiant tribute to all the collections, each with its own distinctive design. Dive into a graphic, artistic, and luminous Christmas with the lightheartedness we all need at the end of 2021.

Baume & Mercier wishes you all a happy holiday season!

Riviera: You don’t need a passport to see the Riviera.

2021 saw the grand return of the Riviera watch with its famous dodecagonal case… 12 corners like the 12 months that are coming to a close, bringing us ever closer to what Baume & Mercier now wants to embody through its timepieces: creative, elegant watchmaking with character… Here, without softening the edges!

The Riviera is an assertive and uncompromising collection. Dive into the shades of the Mediterranean, appreciate the sharp edges and the comfort of sporty materials around your wrist. Chic and sophisticated, it is back with its distinctive design and sparkling colors. For Christmas, there is no shortage of options: a watch in polished/satin-finished or black microblasted ADLC steel, interchangeable straps – either steel or integrated grained satin-finished rubber, a lacquered dial decorated with waves or a smoky black sapphire dial, a 36, 42, or 43 mm case, a quartz or automatic movement, a host of functions including small seconds, chronograph, day and date apertures… To each his own Riviera! The Riviera is yours, in all its forms.

Seize the one that suits you.

Riviera 10616, Riviera 10625, Riviera 10618, Riviera 10683

Clifton: Built to last a lifetime and designed to turn heads for just as long.

Clifton is the ultimate Baume & Mercier watch collection. A genuine tribute to the expert craftsmanship that the Brand has preserved for nearly two centuries. Behind the soft, elegant curves of these watches is all the expertise and finesse that fascinates fine watchmaking aficionados, with no compromise on style. Its classic lines allow it to stand the test of time, while the innovation and performance of the Baumatic movement at its heart continue to surprise and captivate. That is the secret of its timelessness. Baume & Mercier expresses itself here with round and voluptuous shapes, giving the Clifton collection masterful balance.

The Clifton watch is the perfect intergenerational Christmas gift combining modernity, functionality, and precision engineering. Classic, colorful, more watchmaking artistry, always very powerful. There are so many combinations that you won’t know which one to choose: a smoky gray, intense red, or forest green lacquered dial, an 18K rose gold or polished/satin-finished steel case, a black or blue alligator strap with square scales, a certified chronometer function (COSC) or day, date, and moon phase apertures… The Clifton collection will shine in all its facets under your illuminated Christmas tree for Christmas as it should be!

Clifton 10467, Clifton 10592, Clifton 10591, Clifton 10548

Classima: The ultimate elegance is discretion. Classima, simply self-evident.

Classima is the round, classic watch with perfect proportions, always pleasant to wear: timeless, ageless, never insolent. The watch that Baume & Mercier never ceases to reinterpret with modernity and style, making light of the materials, from the most traditional to the most innovative. Dive into a palette of unique colors, allow yourself to be carried away by small creative touches. Everyone wants their own Classima. This collection embodies the art of simplicity.

For the holiday season, Classima unveils its panoply of sizes, materials, and colors to suit every desire, every look, and every budget. 31, 34, 39, or 42 mm, a quartz or automatic movement, a polished/satin-finished steel or 18K rose gold case, a slate sun satin-finished or white mother-of-pearl dial, rhodium-plated or diamond-set indexes… Anything is possible! Interchangeable straps also offer multiple combinations for every occasion: canvas, alligator with overstitching, or five rows of polished stainless steel – indulge yourself… Of course, all the watches can be personalized with the engraving of your choice, the ultimate final touch for an unforgettable gift. Classic yet contemporary, elegant yet sometimes surprising, its perfect round shape will be sweeping people off their feet for years to come. And Christmas is the right time to treat yourself!

Classima 10608, Classima 10607, Classima 10633, Clifton 10598  

Hampton: For when it feels like everybody else is going around in circles.

Between creativity and elegance, the Hampton collection made its great comeback two years ago. With its rectangular case, which was considered unconventional and avant-garde when launched, it continues to symbolize renewal and hope in tribute to the Art Deco movement. Baume & Mercier has reinterpreted its silhouettes in step with the times: a colorful fashion show that combines creativity and finesse for these jewelry watches, whose interchangeable straps offer multiple variations to satisfy each of your desires.

For both men and women, in 18K rose gold, polished/satin-finished steel, or even set with diamonds, this collection has its own unique characteristics: “glaive” hands or a cabochon-shaped crown, the well-marked minute track that emphasizes the perimeter of the dial and enhances the geometric Art Deco effect… Hampton watches are worth discovering or rediscovering, and we can’t get enough of them! They leave the classic codes behind by playing with shapes, embracing the world, and daring. Hampton is the collection that elegantly stands out from the crowd. The ideal gift for a Christmas free of conventions, to be celebrated however you wish!

Hampton 10528, Hampton 10472, Hampton 10630, Hampton 10628  

Baume: A different take on the concept of time. By Baume.

The latest Baume collection embodies renewal and creativity in the context of sustainable development, the circular economy, and protecting the environment. Swiss made, it reinvents time in motion. This collection has a strong design signature with its crown centered at noon, its articulated lugs at noon and 6 o’clock, its interchangeable bracelet with buttons, and its filigree hands.

Amidst the natural, offbeat materials are attributes such as a handcrafted decoration or small functions to evoke Baume & Mercier’s watchmaking roots. Here, it is not a question of dwelling on traditions but rather of making things happen and moving with the times in a different way. We don’t abide by the rules, we make them our own! A committed approach and a collection to embody it.

Baume watches are invited to the holiday season in an explosion of creativity adorned with their cotton or linen straps. With a 35 or 41 mm case, equipped here with a quartz movement, with a blue satin or white opaline dial coated with PVD steel, there is something for everyone. We like the black date at 6 o’clock and the small seconds hand with its gilt flange. Baume reinvents the watchmaking codes with style, finesse, and the nonconformity that was missing to arouse certain curiosities. For the more poetic, one of the models reveals a moon phase at its center encircled by a hypnotic minute track: a modern and daring interpretation of this complication with two moons against a starry background with a very graphic look. Baume & Mercier lights Christmas up from another angle and offers a form of collective, collaborative, and responsible watchmaking with its Baume collection.

Baume 10600, Baume 10637, Baume 10639, Baume 10638