Domaine Allimant-Laugner Crémant d'Alsace Rosé, NV, Alsace, France MAGNUM
£53.50 (inc VAT)
The Provence Ros̩é of sparkling. Delicate, darling and downright delicious.
Like finding Keira Knightley in your washing machine on a cold spin cycle, this is clean, elegant, chilled, youthful and unexpected with a pale complexion, and it is bound to make your head spin before you run to share it with your friends. Made in the same way as Champagne from 100% Pinot Noir, this is so delicate in colour it is almost white, we think of it as the Provence Ros̩ of sparkling.
Nicolas Laugner's winery is a real family winery. Grandma Allimant married Grandpa Laugner giving the winery its name, but in fact the family has 12 generations of winemakers. They farm 12 hectares in Orschwiller, Northern Alsace, from which they make an incredible 15 different wines, so this is super boutique stuff. They only employ two part time employees, Nicolas, his Mum, Dad and dog (a little white fluffy ball called Falka). Their wines are all vegan, fermented in stainless steel using only natural yeast and cultivated in a sustainable manner.