Crémant Wines Check All the Right Boxes

Crémant is produced using the methode traditionelle but comes from many regions across France. Often a fraction of Champagne prices, these sparkling wines exhibit value and taste for lovers of French wines.

Crémant wines check all the right boxes: affordable, high-quality, delicious, and diverse. With a robust selection of bottles in the $20-$30 range, Crémant is approachable in price and expressive in profile.

methode traditionelle, limoux, sparkling wine, bubbly wine

Crémant d’Alsace brut rosé, credit: Jill Barth

“Right now things are changing and crémant represents the smart choice,” said Bastien Lalauze, winemaker and estate manager of Château Martinolles, a Limoux-based property that produces a portfolio of crémant.

Eight French regions have achieved an appellation to produce crémant. Over half of crémant is produced in Alsace; the rest comes from Bourgogne (Burgundy), Limoux, the Loire, Jura, Savoie, Die, and Bordeaux.

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