Indicative Blend: Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $21 From: $18 To: $24
|Gault & Millau||15/20|
|La Revue du Vin de France||13/20|
Cremant d'Alsace is the appellation for the white and rose sparkling wines of the Alsace wine region of north-eastern France. Introduced in August 1976, the appellation now covers approximately 15% of the region's wines – about 21 million bottles per year. Apart from Champagne (150 miles/240km to the west), Cremant d'Alsace is the country's most-prolific sparkling wine appellation.
Alsace, in the far north-eastern corner of France, stands out from other French wine regions thanks to its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These are the result of the region having switched back and forth between German and French sovereignty in recent centuries – and are evident not only in Alsatian architecture and culture, but also in the wines.... more