Montagu's Crémant Bar

Our Crémant Product

Experience Crémant

All the Crémants we offer are produced in AOP areas and therefore have the mark of outstanding quality and consistency. Only the finest grapes are selected from the region that they are grown in. Each of the seven AOP regions are protected and labelled for you to savour and to distinguish between the unique regional characteristics of each Crémant.

AOP sparkling wines use the traditional bottle fermentation method where only the best grapes are carefully hand-picked in order to produce fresh, fruity, quality sparkling wines.

Crémant d’Alsace

These are joyful sparkling Crémants from northeast France. Aged for nine months, they are made from crisp Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Some are single grape variety wines while others are blends but all exhibit dryness and freshness. I have selected a ‘Perle Noire Crémant by Arthur Metz’ which uses 100% Pinot Blanc grapes. It is golden yellow in colour and is aromatic with fresh fruit aromas. It has very light brioche which provides elegance and finesse.

Crémant de Bordeaux

Crémant de Bordeaux from southwestern France, was introduced in 1990 and replaced the older Bordeaux Mousseux and covers both white and rose sparkling wines made in the Bordeaux region. White Crémant de Bordeaux can include Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semilon, White Riesling, Colombard, Mauzac, Ondenc, and Ugni Blanc grape varieties. Rose Crémant de Bordeaux uses Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot as single varieties and blends. There are variations from dry to sweet. I am really impressed with a lovely Rosé ‘Dulong Crèmant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé’ which has a fresh strawberry aroma. Elegant and dry, perfect for a summer celebration.

Crémant du Jura

Created in 1995 more than one in four bottles from Jura is sparkling. White Crémant du Jura must have a minimum of 70% Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Trousseau in the base wine blend. Unusual indigenous grape varieties like Poulsard and Savagnin, grown in the sub-alpine vineyards of this mountainous region of eastern France, are also allowed for balance. I have tasted a very clean ‘Domaine Savagny Crémant du Jura’ yellow-green colour with bright fine bubbles, floral fruity finish with brioche notes, this Crémant has a lively attack and creamy foam.

Crémant de Limoux

Limoux is where it all began in 1531 from the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Hilaire. It is famous for its historic sparkling wine ‘Blanquette de Limoux’ which is claimed to predate Champagne and is based on the local Mauzac grape. Crémant de Limoux must be made from at least 50 percent of either Chardonnay or Chenin Blanc. Try the first sparkling wine ever produced with the ‘Blanquette de Limoux’ a light fresh grassy sparkling wine that takes on a wonderful apple aroma. I have also selected an elegant ‘Tholomies Brut Crémant de Limoux’ which is bright gold in colour, clear with lemon and sweet almond notes. This sparkler is supple, highly refreshing, with soft balance and mellow final.

Crémant de Loire

Sparklers from the Loire use the Chenin Blanc grape with its quince flavour featuring heavily in elegant Crémant de Loire. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis and Cabernet Franc grapes are also used. Perfect as an aperitif I have selected ‘Sauvion Crémant de Loire Brut’ pale straw yellow colour with fine and lasting bubbles, fruity aromas with a light touch of raspberry. Beautifully structured and round with good length. Perfect served with a fresh raspberry in the glass.