This year the appellation Crémant d’Alsace celebrates its 40 years. Created officially 1976. Congratulations! This sparkling wine has had great success in recent years. Sales have increased from 1 million bottles sold in 1979 to today’s 35 million. Crémant d’Alsace is today the second sparkling wine in France after Champagne. The second best-selling crémant is Crémant de Bourgogne with around 17 million bottles annually.
The most common grape in a Crémant d’Alsace is pinot blanc, but chardonnay, riesling and pinot gris are also used. The rosé is made of only Pinot Noir. The wine is made with a second fermentation in the bottle, just like all crémant wines from around France. The minimum ageing before the disgorging is 12 months.
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