Although its Alexandre de Musset crémant was first made back in 1995, the Schumacher-Knepper estate never really defined itself as a sparkling wine specialist. All that has now changed with three new cuvées added to its portfolio since 2018, the latest of which came out in May!
2018 was an outstanding year, which Yves Sunnen (Caves Sunnen-Hoffmann in Remerschen) realised sufficiently early to adapt his winemaking methods for certain wines. This led him to create a new collection, aptly christened Insolite (French for “unusual”), which, among other things features a Pinot Gris that’s … red!
His role in Domaines Vinsmoselle is crucial, particularly in the autumn. Despite this, Jörg Schmitt only ever sees the vines from afar through the windows of his workplace in Wellenstein. At harvest time, the laboratory manager’s work is examined meticulously by all the cooperative’s oenologists.
Accompanied by abundant sunshine, the fresh taste of chilled rosé embodies one of summertime’s great pleasures. At Domaine Mathis Bastian (Remich) this seasonal colour comes in three different labels and with three different winemaking methods: there’s a crémant made with Pinot Noir, a Gris de Gris made by macerating Pinot…