The word ‘Crémant’ is always one to look out for on a French Fizz. There are many laws and regulations to adhere to when producing a Crémant. The wine has to come from a designated region of origin, such as Alsace, the Loire or Burgundy. The grapes also have to be harvested manually and the wine has to undergo a secondary-fermentation in the bottle, just as it does in Champagne. These rules, along with many others, ensure that Crémant wines offer a high level of quality at an affordable price. This particular one is no exception. Made primarily from Pinot Blanc, it delivers richness of flavour and bubbles that you would expect from a Champagne. The nose is yeasty and toasty, with notes of baked apples and brioche (which comes from the secondary fermentation in bottle). The palate is clean and fresh, with a mouth-filling mousse and a lingering finish that leaves you wanting more.
Crémant d’Alsace Arthur Metz NV