I am a big fan of champagne and crémant. Any nice dinner or any special occasion should be accompanied with a glass of bubbles. Although I do not discriminate – I equally like French champagne, Spanish cava, or any other crémant type of vin mousseux as long as it is good – I have a special place in my heart for Luxembourgish crémants. Those are the ones that I grew up with. Well, maybe not in the baby bottle, but as soon as I enjoyed wine, I also enjoyed crémant.
The Luxembourgish crémants participate every year in the competition Concours National des Crémants Loire. The competition evaluates crémants coming from 7 French regions (Alsace, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Die, Jura, Limoux, Loire) as well as Luxembourgish bottles.
The Luxembourgish competitors always do great, and the results for this year’s competition can be found here:
For more general information on Luxembourgish wines, you can visit:
A dear reader told me about her fondness for the Luxembourgish crémant Poll-Fabaire Cult. This crémant is also one of my favourites! Made out of 100% Pinot Noir grapes, Cult is a very refined and well-balanced crémant, with aromatic notes of red fruits, very elegant bubbles and a long persistence to the palate.
photo credit: Vinsmoselle (http://www.vinsmoselle.lu/fr/mediatheque)