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Lucien Albrecht Brut Crémant d'Alsace, Alsace

Lucien Albrecht Brut Crémant d'Alsace, Alsace

91 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 190817

Yellow pale color with nice brilliance and fine, delicate bubbles. An expressive nose of floral and fresh fruits including apple, peaches and apricots. Nice maturity and ripe fruit on the palate. A classic for every occasion, this Crémant Brut balances its freshness with finessed structure.

Yellow pale color with nice brilliance and fine, delicate bubbles. An expressive nose of floral and fresh fruits including apple, peaches and apricots. Nice maturity and ripe fruit on the palate. A classic for every occasion, this Crémant Brut balances its freshness with finessed structure.

Ratings

91 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast. "Touches of lime and lemon zest entice on the shy but refreshing nose. The palate adds a mellow ripe-apple note, helped along by a creamy mousse. The long finish is poised and dry." November 2020.

Winemaker Notes

Harvest begins earlier for Crémant d’Alsace than for the still wines in order to preserve acidity and freshness. The grapes are handpicked and are whole bunch pressed in two parts, the cuvée and the taille. Fermentation begins in temperature controlled stainless tanks. The wines are then bottled with their dosage for the second fermentation and placed on stainless racks. After the second fermentation in the bottle, the wine is aged on its lees a minimum of 12 months but up to 18 months, followed by remuage and disgorging.

Composition

50% Pinot Blanc, 50% Auxerrois

Wine Specs

Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Sparkling Wine
Appellation
Alsace
Acid
3.75 g/L
Residual Sugar
10.0 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Enthusiast
91

Vineyard Notes

Lucien Albrecht is among the pioneers of viticulture in Alsace with a history that dates to 1698, when Balthazar Albrecht settled in Orschwihr, a small Alsatian village in an ideal location for vineyards. Since then eight generations have carried on a tradition of innovative and sustainable winemaking, inspired by the rich and varied terroir of Orschwihr. Fresh, elegant and aromatic, each Lucien Albrecht wine is a tribute to the winery’s deep roots in Alsace.