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Cremant d'Alsace
 

 
A sparkling wine made the same way as Champagne with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling or Chardonnay.

Crémant can also be found in Burgundy, Loire Valley and Bordeaux among others. A popular one is the Crémant from Limoux in Roussillon. But the most popular Crémant is the sparkling wine from Alsace.

Wine makers use almost the same traditional way as in Champagne. Wine goes through the fermentation process twice. During the second fermentation, while the wine is already in its bottle, wine makers add sugar and yeast. They produce carbon dioxide making the liquid sparkling forming bubbles while sugar transforms into alcohol.

Alsace Crémant is typically a sparkling white wine, delicate and light. It is recommended to drink it young as an aperitif or as a dessert wine.

Crémant is better served cold at 7°C (45°F).

Crémant from Alsace is inexpensive and is actually an affordable alternative to Champagne.

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Crémant d'Alsace information :

Name: Crémant d'Alsace Appellation Alsace Controlée
Location: Alsace region
Places: Barr, Bennwihr, Eguisheim. Ingersheim, Riquewihr, Wintzenheim, etc
Soil: Various
Production: 15 million bottles
Grapes: Pinot Blanc
and also Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay
Type of wine: Delicate sparkling wine
There is also a rose sparkling wine
Age: up to 5 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
2005, 2003
Aromas Red fruits
Apricot
Almond
Food: Dessert wine

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More pages about Alsace : Alsace region

Wines of Alsace :
Riesling - Gewurztraminer
- Pinot blanc - Tokay - Sylvaner - Crémant d'Alsace - Wines from Alsace

About Alsace wine region :
Alsace wine information - Alsace region information - winemaking in Alsace - classification of wine in Alsace - wines and food - Buy Alsace wines - Alsace main page

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Other french wine regions :
Bordeaux - Bourgogne (Burgundy) - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc - Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West

 
 
 

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