In the Crémant d'Alsace family we all have our old favourites, the timeless classics you can always depend on to celebrate life's special moments, or to make an ordinary moment special with a welcome burst of bubbles. But the family also has its more complex, refined members. These 'Grand Prestige' wines are bastions of excellence and authenticity. Those special bottles which, safely stowed in the narrow racks of our maturing cellars, really do become members of the family for our oenologists. Theirs is a relationship forged through the mysterious maturing process, that long shared journey which ultimately yields wines of great finesse and character, with a decidedly gastronomic flair!
Looking for originality? Discover a new way of consuming effervescence with the collection "ICE by Bestheim". Like an ice breeze that warms hearts, the cuvées "ICE by Bestheim", served in large glasses with ice cubes, are the ideal partners of your festive moments or your appetizers with family or friends... These semi-dry wines will seduce you with both aperitif and dessert.
Let yourself be surprised by the freshness and fruitiness of the "ICE by Bestheim"!
Like a perfect music that we like to listen to in order to relax, like a person we meet one day and with whom we share many passions, the 'Classic' vintages, characteristic of their grape variety and representative of the AOC Alsace Appellation are sure values, those that will never disappoint us and that we can count on...
The "Fourmidable" range is made up of 3 still wines whose label colour is reminiscent of grape bunches: green for the Riesling, pink for the Gewurztraminer and purple for the Pinot Gris. An Alsace Crémant Brut has been added to this range since 2019. The capsules and caps are green in colour, reminiscent of the codes for "organic" products.
Everyone’s perception is unique. Everyone’s desires are unique. Everyone’s reading is unique.
We can all have different reactions looking at the exceptional richness of Alsace Wines and Crémants. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, Alsace offers you many beautiful terroirs, grape varieties, Grands Crus, vintages…
To help you navigate throughout this large offer,Bestheim created a new iconic range called « HOPLA* BY BESTHEIM », a truly innovative collection of 5 wines and Crémants d’Alsace designed for you to (re)discover the Alsatian « art de vivre ». The notions of grape varieties, terroirs and vintages are kept silent to let you discover or rediscover Alsace instinctively… Enjoy the journey !
*HOPLA means “Come on, let’s go” in Alsatian
Today there are 51 terroirs delimited according to very strict geological and climatic criteria. Alsace is very rich in soils and from one hill to another the very nature of the geological components can vary. It is these specificities of the region's land that make up the mosaic of Alsace's Grands Crus. The wines made from it represent about 5% of Alsatian wine production.
You often hear the Alsace wine region described as a mosaic of different terroirs. Granite, Gneiss gravel, limestone, sandstone and schist - the list goes on - are just a few of the notes in this endless symphony of soils. Along with some of the foremost representatives of our terroirs (our Grand Cru wines), this collection is packed with lesser-known gems. "Chemin de Romains" (Roemerberg), "Jardin des Vignes" (Rebgarten), "Jardin des Oiseaux" (Vogelgarten)... names that resound like beautiful melodies, just waiting to be savoured.
The Cuvée "Rayon de Lune" is taken from the story of the villagers of Bennwihr nicknamed the "Moon Chasers" ("Mondfanger" in Alsatian). These cuvées are dedicated to them. The Moon is a key element of this range presented in exclusive blue bottles, blue similar to the colour of the sky lit by the Moon Rays.
The Late Harvest and Noble Grape Selections come from grapes harvested when over-ripe and affected by noble rot, which is called Botrytis cinerea. Present on the berries, the latter initiates a phenomenon of evaporation inside the grape and thus promotes the concentration of sugar and aromas, bringing softness and power to these wines.