Monday, 17 March 2008

Crémant d'Alsace, Josef Pfister

Crémant is the French word for "creaming" - this means that they are made with slightly more than half the pressure of champagne. This doesn’t give them any less sparkle but makes a wine with a dense, fizzy mousse of bubbles and a delicious refreshing tingle on the tongue.

Crémant d'Alsace, Josef Pfister is a sparkling wine from Alsace made with Pinot Noir, Pinot Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc grapes. It has the flavours of apricots, plums, almonds and lime blossom.

Today, Crémant d’Alsace is the market leader in at-home sales of AOC sparkling wines in France. It’s an undiscovered gem. Crémant d’Alsace is a favourite of those vintners who make Champagne and you’ll find it gracing most celebrations and parties in France.

Rose Murray Brown has recommended Crémant d'Alsace Joseph Pfister £8.49 in her article “Sparkling Company” in the Scotsman as one of the best sparkling wines for under £10.00:

“Lime blossom aromas, very creamy deep fruits, good finish for the price.”

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