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Staff Pick

Crémant d'Alsace Extra Brut Rosé, Charles Frey - NV

Item # 34885 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $227.54/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Crémant wines are made in the Champagne Method (two fermentations) yet come from outside of the Champagne region. This is a delicious sparkling wine that is vibrant with acidity on the palate. #small-growers


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Staff Pick Notes

Crémant d'Alsace is the second best selling sparking wine from France after champagne. The sparkling wine in Alsace are designated for that purpose they are not the leftovers from the still wine making process. This insures a high quality product from year to year. The only red grapes that can be used in Crémant d'Alsace is Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Noir comes through very clear. The Frey Family came from Switzerland in the 17th century and started growing organic grapes in 1997. Now fully biodynamic since 2001, the true expression of the terrior from through in this wine. Dry and mineral driven with clean fruit, while pretty full bodied for a sparkler, its ever nimble and balanced. More of a festive party food wine than a pure aperitif, enjoy from passed apps to the main course.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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Alsace

Located on the eastern border of France, on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland, Alsace represents the intersection of two wholly different wine cultures that have given birth to a third. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty during the 17th Century and eventually made one of the provinces of France. Yet, as...

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