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If You Like Champagne, Try Crémant!

Crémant is made using the same method as Champagne but it comes from other regions in France, therefore meaning Crémant comes without the 'Champagne' price tag!

When it comes to taste, Crémant is typically lighter and fruitier in style than Champagne, so if you find Champagne can be 'a bit much' for you, you might actually prefer Crémant - your bank balance will too! Crémant is known for its fine bubbles, delicate fruit flavours, and refreshing acidity.

Crémant can be produced in several other regions across France, including Loire Valley, Burgundy, Alsace, Savoie, and Limoux. The grapes used to make Crémant vary depending on the region it comes from but commonly includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc but other grape varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Ugni Blanc can also be used for Crémant. Because of the varying grape varieties and growing environment in Crément, the taste and flavour profiles will alter between different brands too. For example, Crémant d'Alsace tends to be crisp and aromatic, while Crémant de Bourgogne can be rich and creamy.

Although Crémant and Champagne are both made using the traditional method, the ageing requirements for Champagne are longer than those for Crémant. Champagne is aged for a minimum of 12 months for non-vintage wines and 3 years for vintage wines, while Crémant is aged for a minimum of 9 months.

I highly recommend picking up Crémant on your next shopping trip. It is a great option for those looking for a more affordable sparkling wine that still offers great quality and taste.


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