Clement Klur, Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace, France
The Klur family has worked the land around Katzenthal since the 17th century but while they produce classic Alsace wines they are not hidebound by history. Clément Klur converted his small, 7 hectare domaine, to biodynamic viticulture and winemaking back in 1999, one of the first in the region to do so, and has built a that is naturally cooled, bioclimatic, grass roofed cellar, constructed from packed earth.
This sparkling wine is made using the traditional method as used in Champagne, using just the naturally occurring, indigenous yeast for the first fermentation. It spends at least 12 months on lees before disgorgement and has no sulphites added at any point of the process.
The result is a delicious fizz with delicate bubbles, a nose of apples and brioche, citrus and green apples on the palate, and a lovely minerality.
Producer - Clement Klur
Country - France
Region - Alsace
Variety / Blend - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois
Wine Style - Sprakling Wine
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic
Vegan, Sulphate Free