Celebration in a Bottle

Celebration in a Bottle

cremant_main_photo_400x250_400During the holiday season, Alsace is transformed into a storybook, winter wonderland with snow-dusted, half-timbered houses and picturesque Christmas markets.

Besides attracting tourists with its charming scenery, Alsace is also known for producing Crémant d’Alsace; bubblies that are as festive as the region’s markets. As one of the top-selling sparkling wines in France, Crémant d’Alsace has its fair share of fans within its homeland, and for good reason. These elegant sparklers are made in the traditional method but are usually found for $25 or less.

Crémant d’Alsace also uses classic grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The former is the only red grape variety allowed to make sparkling rosés, while the latter is strictly grown for Crémant production. But more often than not, the region’s signature aromatic grapes—Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris—comprise the white blends.

Vibrant and dry, every pop of the cork brings refined effervescence, complex flavors and exuberance to match the spirit of the season. From complementing a wide array of dishes, toasting at parties or thanking any host, Crémant d’Alsace is the final touch that makes any celebration sparkle.

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