Contested. Alsace is a land of beautiful contradictions. Wedged between France and Germany, this charming region changed hands four times between 1918 and 1945. Its inhabitants tend to identify as Alsatian rather than either French or German, and today Alsace incorporates the best traditions – cultural, culinary, oenological – of both nations.
We’ve spent the summer telling you about Francis Murés red, whites (Riesling and blend), and rosé — all dry and crisp and perfect for warm weather. Today we’re releasing Muré’s excellent sparkling wine — a crémant d’Alsace. Made by the traditional method, this is 100% Pinot Blanc and aged on the lees for two years. It’s the perfect way to start a meal.
Cassis. Muré’s Crémant d’Alsace is bright and dry but has more fruit than most crémant we offer from Burgundy. The gentle mousse of bubbles lends a refreshing energy to an exuberant, fruit-forward palate. We suggest welcoming guests to the next dinner party in your backyard with a glass of this, perhaps with a splash of crème de cassis to make a kir. (Look for our exciting new cassis producer in September Futures.)
For a more specific pairing, find a triple cream cheese – Delice de Bourgogne, Brillat-Savarin, or even St. André. Let the cheese come to room temperature and slather a generous portion onto a piece of crusty fresh bread. The combination of tiny bubbles and creamy cheese makes for a sensation of harmonious contrast, much like the region from which it comes.
MURÉ Crémant d’Alsace NV
Ansonia Retail: $24
case, half-case: $17.95/bot
AVAILABLE IN 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
or call Tom: (617) 249-3657
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