Crémant has been the protected designation for French sparkling wines from certain regions since 1994, which are made according to the Bottle fermentation process, similar to how champagne is made. The term "Méthode Champenoise", which has since been banned, was also used in the past. The name of the region is appended to the term "Crémant". A corresponding sparkling wine from Burgundy is called: Crémant de Bourgogne. Other well-known crémants come from the Loire, from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura or Limoux< /strong> in the Languedoc. As a special legal feature, not only French, but also sparkling wines from Luxembourg and Belgium may bear this designation.
Crémants are mostly made from the typical grape varieties of the region, in addition to the more common white variant, there is usually a rosé version of it. Some winegrowers also have vintage bottlings, as with champagne, if particularly good years justify this. First-class Crémant can come close to the quality of Champagne, although there is a certain difference in style, which results from the different grape varieties, different soils and climatic conditions, and that's a good thing. A good Crémant is always a cheap alternative.