Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pierre Sparr Crémant d'Alsace brut réserve

So very delicate as to be almost ethereal and gossamer and only faintly like a very crisp hard apple and a nut of some sort ...

 ... but beguiling.

P.S. We know what a crémant d'Alsace is. It's a sparkling wine made in Alsace, France, a wine which cannot call itself champagne because it is not made precisely in Cham-pahn-yeh, etc. Or, as a very nice customer added helpfully the other day, when we were talking about Spanish sparkling wines (cavas), "Oh yes, I've heard that -- it's because it's not made in that part of Italy." 

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