This week we’re talking about the sparkling wine Crémant d’Alsace. You know we have a love affair with sparkling wine so we’re excited to talk about this region and its delicious wines. We did talk about the Alsace wine region in episode 21 of this podcast when we covered Gewürztraminer. So if you are looking to learn more about Alsace, check out that episode here
This week we discuss:
- What is Crémant wine?
- Review the method for making Champagne
- Alsace the wine region and it’s terrior
- Crémant d’Alsace scope and styles
- Flavor characteristics
- Food pairings
Anne de K Crémant d’Alsace Blanc de Blancs – priced around $20. This wine has clean aromas of lemon pith, mineral, and green apple. It’s dry with medium-high acidity, medium body and flavors of lemon oil, green apple, white flowers, and a hint of bread. The effervescence makes this wine pleasantly creamy, and we appreciated that it wasn’t very bready – it was more crisp and refreshing. Overall, we thought it was clean, crisp, fresh, and just slightly tart.
You can purchase this wine Here
Pierre Sparr Crémant D’Alsace Brut Rose – priced around $21. This fruity wine has a salmon pink color with aromas of watermelon and red berries. It’s dry with high acidity and a medium-light body with flavors of red berries. This wine also had a creamy mouth-feel due to the effervescence and 12 months bottle aging on the lees. It’s a fruit-forward wine that reminded us of red berry tea but might be a touch too tart for most people to have without food.
To learn more about this wine check out the distributor’s page
You can find purchase information Here
So those are our recommendations for Crémant d’Alsace, have we convinced you to try one? Let us know your thoughts or recommendations below or on social media.
- Wine Folly articles on Crémant, Alsace, and Champagne Food Pairings
- The Story Behind Crémant d’Alsace from Wine Enthusiasts
- First-Taste Guide to Crémant d’Alsace from Opening a Bottle
- Oxford Guide to Wine