French Crémant such as Crémant de Loire and Crémant de Bourgogne can offer good value versus Champagne and a different style to Prosecco. Decanter's Tasting team make some recommendations...

French Crémant sparkling wines can be produced in specific regions across the country, including the Loire, Burgundy and Limoux. The grape varieties allowed depend on each region’s production rules.

Crémants are made using the ‘traditional method’ – the same method used for Champagne where the second fermentation takes place in the bottle.

Wine expert Susie Barrie MW, writing previously in Decanter magazine, said of Crémants, ‘Although styles vary, these wines tend to show a little more rusticity than Champagne.’

French Crémant to try:


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