About Cremant dAlsace

About Cremant dAlsace
Sparkling wine is a time-honored tradition in France. The most famous is Champagne, from the eponymous region in the northeast reaches of the country, but there are other excellent examples. These include sparking wines from Alsace, Burgundy and Loire; they are known as "cremant" or "mousseux" and are made in styles ranging from dry to medium sweet. They can be made in white or rosé styles, although there are a few red versions (Bourgogne Mousseux is the term for sparkling red Burgundy).

There are also sparkling wines made in regions such as the Jura, Rhone Valley and Bordeaux.

Top Picks for Cremant dAlsace

Bennwihr NV  Cremant DAlsace
91 points
$21
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas of sun baked stone, lemon zest, caramel, green apple, kouign amann pastry, fresh cream, and marzipan with a lean, lively, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, distinctive, long limestone, brioche toast, marmalade, lemon juice, pith, and white pepper finish with no oak flavor. A bright, sophisticated Cremant for toasts, oysters, or both.
Paul Mittnacht NV Brut Cremant DAlsace
90 points
$19
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple, brioche, white pineapple, and green apple and yuzu with a supple, lively, fizzy, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish conveying elements of wet stone, green apple and blossom, and wet dough with lemon zest with no oak flavor. An extremely enjoyable Cremant for everyday pleasure.
Anne De Laweiss NV Brut Cremant DAlsace
88 points
$21
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked pear, cinnamon stick, yellow apple, white flowers, biscotti, and lime zest with a lean, lively, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish manifesting notes of fresh pear, river stone, white mushroom, and baking bread with a suggestion of oak flavor. A Cremant d’Alsace that’s powerful in structure with elegant fruit and spice flavors