As much as I love any good wine, I have a soft spot for French wines. Maybe it’s because France is where I took my virgin vineyard tour, or maybe it’s because the French make amazing wines and have been doing so for centuries. Either way, I love it when I find a new French wine that I like. I especially love sparkling wines and consistently like “Crémants.” (Crémant is “creamy” in French.) I can’t get enough of that fizzy mouth-feel!
Zinck Crémant d'Alsace Brut Review
Zinck Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV is just that…a great French wine. It is a great find! At about USD $21 a bottle, this brut doesn’t disappoint. Its beautiful light gold color was visually the same as it was on the nose—creamy, toasty, and a little citrusy. This white French sparkler is made with the traditional method (same as Champagne) from a trio of varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc.
The brut had TONS of bubbles! It was still fervently effervescing for several minutes after it was poured, calming a bit after it breathed for a few more minutes but still quite bubbly. The brut was crisp with a hint of minerality and light citrus. Loads of fizzy mouth-feel with this beauty!
I paired my Crémant d'Alsace Brut first with fresh strawberries alone and then with a spinach and strawberry salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. Both selections paired well. I’d wished I’d more strawberries to go with the rest of the bottle the second night. The Wines of Alsace website also suggests Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler (perfect for summer!) and Corn Pudding as two pairing options.
Visit the Wines of Alsace website to learn more.I was given a free sample of Zinck Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV by Teuwen One Image to sample and review. All opinions about Zinck Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV are my own.
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