Red and yellow apples are the fruity markers of this crémant—their fruity flavor pervades the light-footed palate that fizzes with gentle froth. There is a bitter edge on the palate but also some autolytic, yeasty backbone, lending a bit more substance. Have this full-fruited yet light-bodied sparkler with food and it will come into its own.
Reviews wines from Austria, Alsace and England
German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer contributing to international wine publications. She also lectures, consults and translates and has helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She adores acidity in wine and is thus perfectly suited to her Austria/Alsace/England beat. Her particular weaknesses are Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional-method sparkling wines.