Crémant de Savoie is a brand new member of the Crémant-family. With Savoie this family now includes eight 8 different regions: Savoie, Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Die, Jura, Limoux and Loire.
Crémant de Savoie will, at least initially, have a small production of 300 000 bottles per year. A drop in the ocean compared to for instance Crémant d’Alsace with its 30 million bottles.
The grapes for Crémant de Savoie need to be primarily (60 %) the two local grapes altesse and jacquère. As for all Crémant, it is made with a second fermentation in the bottle and must be aged for 12 months before it can be sold.
The best-sellers among the Crémant wines are Crémant d’Alsace, with sales of 30 million bottles a year and Crémant de Bourgogne with 17 million bottles. Both wines are sold mostly on the domestic market, exports account for only 18 and 26 % respectively.
Crémant wines have so far not been huge on the export market but Crémant de Bourgogne is well under-way thanks to big players like Cave de Lugny in Mâcon and Domaine Boisset with its renowned brand Louis Bouillot. And Crémant de Loire, with a production of 10 million bottles, actually export 50% of production.
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