When you think of?France?and sparkling wine,?Champagne?almost certainly comes to mind. But?Cr?mant d?Alsace?provides budget-friendly bubbles for connoisseurs willing to take a chance on something different. Contributing Editor Anne Krebiehl MW explores the versatility of Cr?mant with Master Sommelier Eric Zwiebel, and tells you what you need to know about this fine French fizz.
Invigorating acidity and crisp citrus and apple flavors shine in this sparkling Riesling. The mousse is elegant and smooth, brightened by tiny, persistent bubbles that seem to disseminate pops of caramel and honey sweetness.?ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA