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Cave de Viré Crémant de Bourgogne (France)

Bubbly’s take: Another characterful Crémant found! This one comes out of the bottle with a pearly froth and a wonderfully pale complexion. Made by the Cave de Viré cooperative, with a cultivating area of around 240 hectares, this sparkling is one of several distinctive Crémants. This particular Crémant has a delicately fragrant and almost creamy taste that is reminiscent of citron and melon.

Would go well with: A sunny evening. We didn’t pair the Crémant de Bourgogne and we think it makes for a more unusual albeit delicate apéritif. That said, we think this Crémant would go well with a lighter starter, like a prawn cocktail or a tuna niçoise salad.

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Prince Alexandre Crémant de Loire (France)

Bubbly’s take: We found this one by chance, while poodling around the supermarket for Friday night treats. We were heartened to find a growing selection of Crémants, recognising the significance of this wine appellation. This Loire Crémant has a profound character and certainly isn’t shy. It brings a dry, citrus-like and lasting flavour to the mouth. It is also a little sharper than some of the other Crémants that we have tried. However, that definitely stands to its favour – this wine is unequivocal and distinctive.

Would go well with: Itself.

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