This lesser known French sparkling wine has some good reasons why it should find its way into your glass!
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What you should know
Crémant is a French sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne style method.
When you see it on shelf Crémant is normally followed by the region, the most commonly found Crémants in the UK are – Crémant d’Alsace, Crémant de Limoux, Crémant de Bourgogne and Crémant de Loire.
There are strict laws around production (include hand picking) to ensure quality but the wines all differ and can use different grapes depending on where they are from.
If you want a champagne lookey likey then Crémant de Bourgogne uses Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, and tends to be like a fuller bodied Champagne (for a lot less cash).
For something a bit lighter and fresher try either Crémant de Loire or Crémant d’Alsace, great wines with a bit crisper bite.
Top tip – try Cremant d’Alsace with Asian foods, the use of Pinot Blanc and Riesling make it a good partner.
This Crémant has class and style! It is dry, creamy with a delicious citrus flavour. But more than that, it has lovely fine bubbles and could easily work at a family celebration.