Domaine Mittnacht Freres Cremant d'Alsace

Domaine Mittnacht Freres Cremant d'Alsace

$ 25

Christophe Mittnacht's Crémant d'Alsace is much like his still winesdry and precise, with finely etched minerality, and a sense of elegance that is unfortunately so rare in the wines coming out of Alsace today. Made in the méthode Champenoise, it is a blend of 50% Pinot Auxerrois, with the remainder roughly equal parts Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris. Its dosage is next-to-nothing, and the wine is technically an extra-brut, which makes sense, given the house style. This is not a confectionary sparkling wine whose deficiencies in ripeness are covered up by a big dosageit's a serious, dry crémant with a very fine mousse, expressing the carefully grown and well-ripened grapes that make it up. Certified biodynamic. 

Produced since 1982. 
  
15,000 bottles produced every year.