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Crémant the Other French Sparkling Wine | The Wine Virgin
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Crémant the Other French Sparkling Wine

April 16, 2008

Is cremant another type of French Sparlking Wine or is it something completely different? - Joice in Manchester, NH

Well, you pretty much have it right. Crémant which is pronounced “cray-mawn” is a sparkling wine that is produced outside of Champagne. This interesting term was originally created to define sparkling wines with a pressure that is lower than 2.5 bar v.s. Champagne which has a pressure of 2.5 to 3.5 bar. Basically what this means is that crémants aren’t as bubbly as Champagnes.

It is possible that crémants can be made from grapes other than the traditional Champagne varieties. Also, the grapes for this type of sparkling wine have to be harvested by hand and the yields can not go beyond the set amount for their AOC which is the appellation d’origine contrôlée. On top of all that the wine has to age for at least one year.

I’ve enjoyed a few bottles on occasion and I suggest that you do as well but don’t get too hammered. Cheers!!

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