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Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec 2004

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Schramsberg Cremant Demi-sec is a delicate, off-dry dessert-style wine. Cremant is French for 'creamy' and traditionally refers to a sparkling wine with softer effervescence. It has roughly half the pressure of our other sparkling wines and presents a creamier texture with more exotic flavors. Schramsberg made California's first Cremant in 1972. After rigorous study, Schramsberg's winemaking team chose the unique California grape named Flora (a cross of Semillon and Gewurztraminer developed at UC Davis) to be the core component of this sparkling wine. Flora unites the fruit-forward character of Gewurztraminer with the strength and depth of Semillon. Select lots of Chardonnay add zest and length to the palate while a touch of Gewurztraminer on its own lifts the spiced, fruitful nature of the blend. Aging on the yeast for about two years prior to disgorgement adds complexity, yet the wine will retain its youthful appeal for 20 years or more. Schramsberg Cremant has been served at many State events, including President Reagan's Second Inaugural Luncheon and President Clinton's dinner for the prime minister of Canada. Most recently, the Cremant Demi-sec was served at the dinner celebrating the 60th wedding anniversary of President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush. This delicious sparkler has spicy, floral aromatics, and apricot and peach flavors that will gently caramelize with further aging inthe bottle. The sweetness in Cremant is subtle, providing a fine balance with desserts, such as fruit tarts, poached fruit, light cakes, custards, exotic sorbets, creme caramel, gingerbread and crme brulee. It also complements a wide range of spicy Asian foods and matches especially well with foie gras.
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