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A recurrent question for those who like to entertain, cook and enjoy a good bottle is “which wine should we drink with which dish?”. In this article, we suggest making Crémant d’Alsace a central element of your meal, from the aperitif through to dessert.
Far more than just an alternative to champagne, Crémant d’Alsace has staked out a place at special occasions, and is often the highlight of an aperitif. Its delicate bubbles, festive character, freshness and refinement hold the promise of happy times with friends or family.
You can serve anything with Crémant d’Alsace for an aperitif, of course, but a savoury Kougelhopf will always be particularly welcome, and is a great tribute to the terroir from which it comes.
Serving Crémant d’Alsace for an aperitif helps keep the palate fresh for the rest of the menu. You can then continue to enjoy its energy and character as they complement your starter.
Have you chosen to serve oysters or other seafood? The refreshing acidity of Crémant d’Alsace is a perfect accompaniment.
Now it’s time to get down to business: the main course of your meal deserves to be savoured with a wine of the same stature.
Crémant d’Alsace complements your choice dishes with great subtlety. It enhances poultry and white meats, which go well with less tannic wines. The bolder yet nonetheless perfect combination of Crémant d’Alsace with Indian, Mexican or sweet/savoury dishes cannot fail to impress. Preferably choose a Crémant with delicate bubbles, a vintage or a Crémant that has aged for several years on slats. Avoid Crémants with too high a dosage, and opt rather for a brut or extra-brut Crémant.
Continue your festive meal with a platter of delicious, carefully matured cheeses.
Forget traditional pairings and ring the changes with Crémant d’Alsace! As an extra-brut or brut it is a harmonious match for soft cheeses such as Brie and Camembert, and goat’s and ewe’s cheese.
Dessert, the final, delectable moment of your meal, should round off the occasion gracefully, with delicacy and hedonism.
A demi-sec Crémant d’Alsace makes a perfect accompaniment to a seasonal fruit tart or a delicious Kougelhopf.