Jean-Claude Buecher makes only one type of wine: Crémant d'Alsace. Born into a family of wine growers in the late 1950s, he soon became an orphan. But the mother and teenage children chose to fight on as independent producers, against all odds. And when Jean-Claude in 1980 married Sylviane, also from Wettolsheim, the acreage increased to an economically sustainable level. The strategy - complete specialization - was staked out.
2005 Crémant Paradoxe from Jean-Claude Buecher in Wettolsheim has a greenish yellow color. The nose is very expressive with citrus, mineral, green apples, brioche and nuts. Intense, complex and very tight palate with lovely fruit, salinity and a clean, deliciously chiseled out finished. Completely dry. Stored over eight years sur lattes. Just amazing! price (2014): €13.10.
Color me interested! I'm always eager to find new high quality sparkling wines but so far I've found Jura and Loire more to my taste than Alsace (and of course I love Champagne dearly). Do you know if an appointment is needed or is there an open tasting room where one can just pop in and taste this producer's wines?
Also, thanks for getting the shipping done so quickly with the book, I've really been enjoying it recently!
Sorry for the late reply. Just pop in, someone will be there 9-12 and 14-18 (nor Sundays).
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