As for Champagne, Cremants Jacques Fleury can be brut, semi-dry or rosé, depending on the quantity of added liquor. This appellation is born in Bordeaux following the decree dated 1st April 1990. As for other Cremant decrees, they have been since replaced by a strict specifications which have been published in the ‘journal officiel’ in 2009. These specifications frames the production and ageing process of sparkling wines.
Cremants of Bordeaux are produced on soils with natural caves along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers as more humidity is required.
Sommelier ‘s advice:
Owing to Semillon and Sauvignon grapes, Cremants of Bordeaux are fresh, sparky and thirst-quenching. In rosé, the wine is both fruity and elegant. They are better served young, fresh (between 5 to 7 °C) and are a good choice for as an apperitif or a cocktail base. You can keep a Cremant 2 or 3 years in your cellar.