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Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé NV

Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé NV

The season of lights continues with this mercurial Cremant d'Alsace from Lucien Albrecht. Glinting copper and rose gold in the glass, it's an expressive wine, trimmed with apricot and quince, red berries and spice—notes that rise and tumble through an alluvion of cascading bubbles. In the mouth, this 100% Alsatian Pinot Noir is fresh and vivid, with concentrated layers of fruit. Highly recommended. Sample Lucien Albrecht 9.0 Points...

Dopff & Irion Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut NV

Dopff & Irion Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut NV

A luminous salmon-hued sparker, Dopff & Irion's Brut Rosé is composed of 100% Pinot Noir and opens with a cascade of lively bubbles that give rise to a chorus of citrus, raspberry, alpine strawberry, and spice notes. Nice energy on the palate, with acidity that ebbs and flows as it darts through clean layers pink grapefruit pith and nuanced limestone minerality. (For those of you who love sparkling wines and are looking for a good value, Crémant d'Alsace is a region to seek out.)12.5% ABV | Sample Dopff & Irion 9.0 Points  ...

Gustave Lorentz Crémant D'Alsace Brut

Gustave Lorentz Crémant D’Alsace Brut NV

The color of sun-bleached straw, this charming Crémant D'Alsace from Gustave Lorentz opens with a lively torrent of fine bubbles and inviting layers of baked yellow apple, smokey pear, granulated honey and sea foam. In the mouth, orchard fruit is couched in blithe minerality and weightier layers of marzipan and wet dough. Finishes on a mineral note. Crushed stones, wet shell. 12.0% ABV | Sample Maison Gustave Lorentz 8.9 Points...

Camille Braun Crémant d'Alsace Brut

Camille Braun Crémant d’Alsace Brut NV

Really loving this year's crop Crémant d'Alsace sparklers, including this honey-hued biodynamic blend of 60% Auxerrois and 40% Pinot blanc from Camille Braun. It's expansive on the nose, expressing baked apple and poached pear along with a heady topnote of shortbread, brioche, and earth. In the mouth, there's weight, but there's nice palate tension, too—a sensation that comes across as a bright, pleasant streak of bitterness—pink grapefruit pith puncturing wet dough. 12.5% ABV | Sample Domaine Camille Braun 8.9 Points ...

François Baur Crémant d'Alsace Brut Réserve NV

François Baur Crémant d’Alsace Brut Réserve NV

A winsome blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris that sees 12 months aging sur lie the François Baur Crémant d'Alsace Brut Réserve is pale straw with aromas of baked apple and rustic peach pie, with a top note of dried mint. The attack boasts high acidity carving a wide swath through orchard fruit and lemon pith. There is a bit of yeast, nutmeg and baking spice on the back palate that gently ebbs to a mouthwatering finish. 12.0% ABV | Sample François Baur 8.9 Points...

Paul & Phillippe Zinck Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé NV

Paul & Phillippe Zinck Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé NV

This charming Cramant d'Alsace from Domaine Zinck is graced with an abundantly pretty and welcoming nose of pie cherries, wet stones, and cinnamon bark. It's a delicate salmon pink, with an equally delicate mousse. Subtle blood orange-tinged sweetness is dominated by a profoundly minerally texture—oyster shells, limestone, and chalk lend complexity to a mouthwatering finish. 12.5% ABV | Sample Paul & Phillippe Zinck 8.9 Points...

Domaine Saint-Remy Crémant d'Alsace Cuvée Prestige NV

Domaine Saint-Remy Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Prestige NV

The color of sun-bleached straw, the Crémant D Alsace Cuvée Prestige from Domaine Saint-Remy is crafted from 100% biodynamically farmed Chardonnay that is grown in granite-rich soil, in the lieu-dit of St. Gregoir. It emits fresh, lively aromas of biscuit, Meyer lemon zest, granulated honey and trail dust. The palate is light and nimble, with blithe citrus notes followed by more nuanced Asian pear. Certainly, the quality is appropriate for the price, I'd happily take this to a picnic or an informal gathering. 12% ABV |  Sample Domaine Saint-Remy 8.9 Points...

Willm Crémant d’Alsace Blanc de Noirs NV

Willm Crémant d’Alsace Blanc de Noirs NV

Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, this charming Crémant d’Alsace is the color of wheat fields at the height of summer. Pert bubbles and aromas of apple galette, quince and clementine. While not overly complex on the palate, it is clean and crisp, with bright acidity and lilting bubbles. A cheerful disposition and an excellent value as well. 12.0% ABV | Sample Domaine Willm 8.9 Points You'll find my recipe and pairing for Chicken au Champagne here....

Meyer-Fonné Crémant d'Alsace Brut Extra NV

Meyer-Fonné Crémant d’Alsace Brut Extra NV

A charming blend of 60% Pinot Auxerrois, 20% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Blanc, and 5% Pinot Noir. The Meyer-Fonné Crémant d'Alsace Brut Extra sees only a minimal dosage and sports an autolytic nose of biscuit, apples and lilting white flowers. On the palate, a very fine, delicate mousse is bolstered by moderate acidity and subtle creaminess. Perhaps what I most like is the largely mineral foundation upon which this wine is built: it’s all chalk and sea salt, and there is even a touch of dried thyme and dried lemon zest. 11.0% ABV | Sample Domaine Meyer-Fonné 8.9 Points...

Chicken au Champagne

Chicken au Champagne with Crémant d’Alsace

While the original recipe for Chicken au Champagne calls for Brut Champagne, this dish is certainly versatile enough to partner with a less pricey option like a Crémant. In this case, I used the Willm Crémant d’Alsace Blanc de Noirs and I particularly enjoyed how relatively easy this meal is to prepare, making it a satisfying weeknight dish. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:6]  ...