Cremant is a type of sparkling wine that is produced in France outside of the Champagne region. It is made using the same traditional method as Champagne, with the secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle, but it is produced from grapes grown in other regions of France. Cremant sparkling wines are known for their crisp, refreshing flavours and are often more affordable than Champagne.
The history of Cremant sparkling wine dates back to the 19th century, when it was first produced in the Loire Valley region of France. It became popular as an alternative to Champagne and is now produced in several regions of France, including Alsace, Burgundy, and the Loire Valley.
Cremant sparkling wines are made from a variety of grapes, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Chenin Blanc. They can range in flavour from light and crisp to rich and complex, depending on the grapes used and the production method.
It is best served chilled and can pair great with seafood, cheese, or desserts. It is also a popular choice for celebrations and special occasions.