Though Alsace had been making sparkling wine since the early 1900's, Crémant d'Alsace became an officially recognized sparkling wine August 24, 1976. Crémant d'Alsace wine is made in the traditional method, and is aged for a minimum of 9 months on the lees. While most Crémant d'Alsace is made from Pinot Blanc, the 2007 Château d'Orschwihr Crémant d'Alsace is 100% Chardonnay. The sun exposure and drier weather Alsace receives make perfect conditions for grape ripeness that doesn't need a ton of extra dosage. Hence, this sparkling wine is rich and complex while retaining a finessed focus from its long aging.
Product of France.