Pierre Sparr Réserve Brut

Pierre Sparr Réserve BrutCremant is a name given to French sparkling wines that don’t come from Champagne.  And that’s what this wine is, a Cremant d’Alsace (from Alsace).
Not only am I a fan of cremant, because you can often find much better values in cremant than Champagne, but I’m also a huge fan of Alsacian wines.  Alsace is on the eastern side of France, bordering Germany, and was at one time a part of Germany.  The province is best known for crisp colorless wines, including aromatic riesling and gewürztraminer, but they also produce some fantastic cremant… and this one is no exception.
The grapes in this one are 80% Pinot Blanc and 20% Pinot Noir and come from different vineyards in both northern and southern Alsace. Read more