Friday, October 8, 2010

Joseph Cattin Crémant d'Alsace brut

JOSEPH CATTIN Crémant d'Alsace brut

Produced in the same way as Champagne the

Crémant d'Alsace is a high quality sparkling wine.

Dry, but delicately fruity, it is the ideal aperitif

for all festive events and celebrations!

Also handy to save sanity and a useful

preventative measure from turning to

something harder like crack cocaine.



The estate of JOSEPH CATTIN
based in the heart of the Alsace
vineyards at Voegtlinshoffen.
I wish Joseph wasn't dead, and
did you know last time I was in
the Alsace region I did not see
one Alsatian. Not one.


South facing slopes.
Variété de raisin

Grape varieties

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir,
Riesling and Chardonnay. Ummm
pretty much everything



Limited yields produced for higher
quality. Single and double-cane vines.
5,500 vines per hectare. Traditional
working of the soil. Limited treatment of vines.


Grapes are exclusively hand picked.


Slow crushing of grapes to preserve the
character of the wine. Fermentation at
18°C. Second fermentation in bottle.
Bottles aged for at least 9 months.


Color: Light and effervescent with numerous
fine bubblesNose: Fresh, light and fruity
Palate: fricking pretty awesome after a
horrible working week
Ageing: 1 to 3 years.
It was in my house
a total of 45 seconds before
it was opened and drunk.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, tonight I've been enjoying a Kaessler Viognier which may account for the cheeky comments in your other recent posts.

    Never tried this particular viognier before, but it is a really dense, mouthfilling wine. No bubbles, though.