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Dirler-Cadé Brut Crémant d’ Alsace

A tidbit about the grape(s)/wine style

Crémant wines are made using almost identical methods as traditional Champagne, with secondary fermentation occurring in the bottle and extended lees aging required. The grapes allowed in Crémant vary by region, with Alsatian Crémant usually consisting of some combination of Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. (100% Pinot Noir is required in rosé Crémant from this region).

Grapes: 40% Auxerrois, 50% Pinot Gris, 10% Pinot Noir
Region: Alsace, France
Aging: 18 mo on the lees
Dosage: 2g/L
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Tasting Notes: Baked apples and a touch of melon are met with hazelnut and brioche. Soft, velvety bubbles balance a bone-dry finish, making for delicious celebrating
Food Suggestions: Seafood, chicken, tofu, eggs, Asian dishes


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