2013 Cremant d'Alsace

Alsace

$23.40




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Winemaker Notes

The 2013 vintage in Alsace had a full season with great maturity but without excess summer heat, preserving fruit and acidity. Wine is made at Domaine du Manoir at the foot of the Letzenberg hill.

Terroir is Clayey limestone with terraced vineyards, located on east facing side of the hill slope with low yields. Grapes, growing on 27 year old vines, were hand harvested, crushed lightly and pressed with long fermentation on the lees.

Technical Data

  • Vintage: ​​2013
  • 100% Pinot Auxerrois
  • Appellation: Letzenberg, Alsace, FR
  • Alcohol 12%
  • Total acidity 4.22g/L
  • pH: 3.19
  • Residual Sugar: 3g/L
  • Released July 2016
  • 200 cases produced

Tasting Notes

Crémant d'Alsace is our white sparkling wine. It is made in the traditional method (like champagne, secondary fermentation in the bottle). The grapes are hand-harvested and originate from top and north side of the Letzenberg, areas that produce wines with the best acidity. The wine undergoes secondary fermentation for at least 18 months.

This Cremant is pale gold in color with creamy and delicate bubbles. Aromas of fresh green apple and white flowers are typical of this wine. The palate is dry with lively acidity, green apple and lemon. Enjoy as aperitif, pair with a main course or dessert.