About Cremant de Bordeaux

About Cremant de Bordeaux
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.

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Chevalier Du Grand Robert NV  Cremant De Bordeaux
89 points
$14
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Straw color. Aromas and flavors of apples and oats, lemon curd, and green apple with a satiny, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-to-long finish revealing notes of crushed white stones and lime zest. Pleasing texture and high toned orchard fruit make this a food pairing for fried starters or heartier fish preparations.
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Chevalier Du Grand Robert NV Brut Rosé Cremant De Bordeaux
87 points
$14
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Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, marzipan, and white peach with a silky, lively, frothy, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, engaging, medium-length finish evoking impressions of lemon pith and cherry pit with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An elegant sparkler with an unstoppable froth and a crisp, clean finish.
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