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2018 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling, Alsace

2018 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling, Alsace

92 Points - James Suckling
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SKU: 090832A

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 have distinctive concentration perfectly balanced by acidity, making them one of the best wines to dine with.

Ratings

92 Points - James Suckling. "A very ripe and rich riesling with pie-crust and apricot character on the nose and palate. Full body. Oily and tense with a smoky, spicy aftertaste. Contrastive and flavorful. Big." August 2019

Winemaker Notes

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.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Alsace
Acid
4.05 g/l
Residual Sugar
3.74 g/l
Alcohol %
12.50

Production Notes

• 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

Vineyard Notes

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.