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Bennwihr

Bennwihr
NV Cremant D’Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cremant d’Alsace

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21

Bennwihr
NV Cremant D’Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cremant d’Alsace

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: sun baked stone, lemon zest, caramel, green apple, kouign amann pastry, fresh cream, and marzipan
Taste Flavor: limestone, brioche toast, marmalade, lemon juice, pith, and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, sophisticated Cremant for toasts, oysters, or both.

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Cremant dAlsace

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
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.