Since 1994, Crémant
has been the protected designation for French sparkling wines from certain regions, which are produced according to the bottle fermentation process
, similar to Champagne. In former times, the term "Méthode Champenoise",
which is forbidden in the meantime, was used for this purpose.
The name of the region is attached to the name "Crémant". A dements prechender sparkling wine from Burgundy is called Crémant de Bourgogne for instance. Other well-known Cremants come from the Loire, from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura or the Limoux in the Languedoc As a legal peculiarity must not only French wines, but also sparkling wines from Luxembourg and Belgium can use the name Crémant.