Historic New Orleans restaurant Commander’s Palace on Aug. 14 launched Commander’s Palace Cuvée Brut, a Crémant de Bourgogne. Produced in partnership with Terres Secrètes, one of France’s celebrated cooperative wineries, the pinot noir-based sparkling wine is made with grapes from the Mâconnais region of Burgundy.
Terres Secrètes was founded in the early 1950s and is supported by dozens of talented family growers in the greater Mâconnais. The winery produces Commander’s Palace Cuvée Brut using the same methods and grapes found in Champagne, resulting in quality on par with pinot noir-based Champagnes.
Commander’s Palace, which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, boasts a storied wine program with an inventory of more than 20,000 bottles and 2,400 menu selections featuring all major wine regions across the globe. “We are very proud of our thoughtful wine program here at Commander’s Palace, and the introduction of this beautifully crisp cuvée further solidifies the restaurant as a true pioneer of gastronomic excellence,” said Dan Davis, the restaurant brand’s Wine Guy.
The private-label sparkler is available for purchase online for nationwide shipping with a suggested retail price of $42, and offered at Commander’s Palace by the half-glass ($7.50), glass ($15) and bottle ($68). Suggested pairings include seafood, duck, mushrooms, root vegetables and cheeses such as Manchego, Parmesan and Gruyère.