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Number of crémants in France. Crémants are sparkling wines made by the traditional (Champagne) method of second fermentation in the bottle, but not made in the Champagne region. Most crémants—French for “creamy”—spend less time aging on the lees than do Champagnes. Crémant de Bourgogne, crémant d’Alsace, and crémant de Loire are well known. There are also crémants of Bordeaux, Jura, Savoie, Limoux, and Die.

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