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Cremant d'Alsace, Domaine Schwach

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Extra Brut Cremant d'Alsace, Blanc de Blancs, Domaine Schwach, France, Alsace, NV

Organic - Trailblazer in Alsace – terroir-driven – minimal intervention techniques

The Schwach family have been regarded as specialists in the production of Crémant d’Alsace for over 30 years and it is easy to see why when you taste their flagship ‘Extra Brut’.

Produced with 90% Pinot (Blanc, Auxerrois and a hint of Pinot Gris) and 10 % Chardonnay, and using the Traditional Method most famously utilised in Champagne, the wine is aged for a minimum of 18 months before bottling. The resulting wine is creamy yet fresh, highlighting fresh fruit flavours alongside buttery notes. Perfect as a wine for celebrating, to have as an aperitif or to match with oysters or seafood.

Producer: Domaine Schwach

Located in the town of Hunawihr, around 30 kilometres from the French-German border, the domaine was established by François Schwach in 1950. Originally Francois had worked in wine sales but he was determined to establish his own project, producing wines that accurately portrayed the unique terroir of Alsace.

The estate is now in the hands of the third generation of the family, namely Sébastien, François’ grandson. During his time short time at the helm, Sébastien has made a big impact on the estate, gradually introducing the use of minimal intervention techniques and increasing the use of organic methods used in the vineyard. In fact, the 2020 harvest that will take place this autumn will be the first Schwach vintage to be certified organic – a testament to the major impact that Sébastien has made during his short time in charge.

 

Due to the relatively small scale of our cheese and condiment producers, occasionally some cheeses and condiments may be unavailable and we will have to substitute them with similar products. Please state in the notes on the Cart page, if you do not wish to have any substitutions.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £35 - free delivery; orders under £35 - delivery charge £4.50.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £60 ‐ free delivery; orders under £60 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Order over £60 ‐ free delivery; order under £60 ‐ £6.99;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £6.99 (2-5 day service).

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Order over £60 ‐ free delivery; order under £60 ‐ £6.99.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the mainland UK gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours.

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery. If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and
deliver your order and will inform you of any unusual delays.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for a minimum of 24 hours (up to 48 hours, if required).

GIFT MESSAGES

A personalized gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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