Luxembourg sparkling wine, also known as "Crémant de Luxembourg," is a type of sparkling wine produced in Luxembourg, a small country located in Western Europe.
The grape varieties used in the production of Luxembourg sparkling wine include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, with some producers also using a range of other grape varieties, such as Auxerrois and Gewürztraminer.
The production process for Luxembourg sparkling wine typically follows the traditional method of secondary fermentation in the bottle, similar to Champagne. The wine is made by first producing a still wine, which is then bottled with a mixture of yeast and sugar to undergo a second fermentation. This process creates carbon dioxide and gives the wine its bubbles.
After fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for a period of time, typically several months or even years, to develop its flavors and aromas. The wine can be produced in a range of styles, from dry to sweet, and may be white or rosé in color.
Luxembourg sparkling wine is often enjoyed as an aperitif and pairs well with a range of foods, including fish, seafood, and light appetizers.