Crémant

The Crémant de Luxembourg is the latest addition to the range of great sparkling wines of the Moselle region. Since its creation in 1991, the term 'Crémant de Luxembourg' has known a remarkable boom.

Today, virtually every vintner has at least one crémant in its product range.

Luxembourg regularly wins medals at international competitions for sparkling wines. More than one wine is mentioned in the famous Guide Hachette des vins, a real reference work for wine adepts.

Production

The crémant is made from the best grapes of the Luxembourg vineyards. It differs from traditional sparkling wines by specific criteria, including good sound character and perfect ripeness of the grapes, which are transported without being crushed.

Luxembourg mainly produces dry sparkling wines. Sparkling wines may be of a single variety, but also blends and vintages.

Guarantee of quality

The exceptional quality of 'Crémant de Luxembourg' is guaranteed by the members of the tasting committee of the National Office of the AOC serving on the Board of the National Wine Brand (Commission de la Marque Nationale du vin). The corks bear the inscription 'Crémant de Luxembourg' and the rectangular label on the back of the bottle marked 'Marque Nationale — Appellation contrôlée Crémant de Luxembourg', which certifies the origin and quality of the wine, under the control of the state.

Sparkling wines

There are also different cuvées of sparkling wines, which are produced from Luxembourg wines:

  • The brut, semi-dry and dry cuvées are light and lively sparkling wines.
  • The cuvée rosée is a premium sparkling wine, fresh and fruity.
  • The Royal is a semi-sparkling sparkling wine, fresh and light.
  • The Cassis and Peach cuvées are aperitifs based on sparkling wine and fruit liqueur, fresh and fruity.

(Source: Promotion Committee for Luxembourg Wines & Crémants)

  • Updated 01-05-2015