CRÉMANT

WHAT’S THAT AGAIN?

As is so often the case in the production of sparkling wine, the term crémant refers to the origin. This is how we refer to sparkling drinks with controlled locations of origin, that are manufactured outside the Champagne region according to the process of bottle fermentation. The best-known crémant regions include the Loire region, Burgundy and Alsace.

Here, to ensure the best-possible flavour, the bottles are initially stored horizontally. The bottles are subsequently placed in a riddling rack so that their necks are facing diagonally downwards, because careful, regular shaking encourages the yeast into the neck of the bottle. This yeast deposit is later removed during the disgorging process, to create a clear delicacy with no cloudiness. A real delight!