2018 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling, Alsace
92 Points - James Suckling
The 2018 Riesling Réserve opens with delicate aromas of citrus peel, lime and floral characters. These fresh characters are present on the palate with a lively lime finish. Rieslings from Alsace are known for their distinctive concentration perfectly balanced by acidity, making them one of the best wines to dine with.
Food Pairing Notes
Great with shellfish and sushi, this wine also pairs well with grilled fish, pasta with lemon pesto, tr aditional Alsatian dishes, or fresh goat cheese. Enjoy now, or cellar up to five years. Serve chilled at 46° to 50° F.
• 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.