The UK’s love of sparkling wine has seen a boost for Crémant de Loire
It seems every week we hear of stories about the move to Prosecco, but if you are on a budget and want a traditional method sparkling wine with its slightly savoury taste it seems British consumers are looking at Crémant de Loire. Their sales rose in the UK by 34% in 2017.
The Loire Valley is one of seven regions in France approved to produce Crémant - dry, sparkling wines made in the traditional method. While a variety of grapes can be used to make Crémant de Loire, Chenin Blanc is the most common component and the only other white grape is Chardonnay. Three reds are allowed including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis.