2018 Lucien Albrecht Pinot Gris Cuvée Romanus, Alsace
The 2018 Cuvée Romanus Pinot Gris opens with a complex bouquet of apricot, hazelnut, and toast aromas. The palate is supple with beautifully balanced yellow fruit notes and a long finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy as an aperitif, or pair with richly flavored dishes like wild game, pork, poultry, or filet of duck in balsamic vinegar sauce. Serve chilled at 46° to 50° F.
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
• 100% hand-harvested • Extended and soft pressing • Four to six weeks controlled fermentation in stainless steel • Aged on fine lees for two to three months
Very mild temperatures in mid-April encouraged rapid budding and very strong vine growth. A mild and sunny flowering period produced grapes of a nice size — a good omen for harvest. An exceptionally sunny and hot summer followed. The wines of the 2018 vintage are characterized by structure and fullness and retain an astonishing freshness despite the hot August days.