19. CRÉMANT D’ALSACE, Joseph Cattin. Alsace
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Area: Alsace in eastern France produces uniquely aromatic wines labelled (most unusually for France) by grape variety. But their sparkling wines are, by contrast, fresh and fairly "non-varietal". This is from vineyards around Voegtlinshoffen, around 5km south of Colmar
Grape Variety: A blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay; with second fermentation in the bottle and one year's ageing "on the lees"
Producer: From the website of their agent in the UK, Richard Kelly - The Cattin family arrived in Voegtlinshoffen, a small village famous for its wines since the Middle-Ages, in 1720. The tradition of father working with son has been passed down through the generations ever since. Today, the estate is run by Jacques senior and Jacques junior, who joined his father in 2007. Both continue to be closely associated in the winemaking process. With a total of 60 hectares under their control, this is one of the largest family-run estates in Alsace
£15.50 per bottle
£14.73 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles