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Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Crémant d'Alsace, Alsace

Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Crémant d'Alsace, Alsace

90 Points & One of Wine Enthusiast’s Top French Sparklers outside Champagne
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$28.00
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SKU: 190818

The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complemented with a creamy texture and long finish.

Ratings

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "In this wine, a subtle palate of rye crumb, red apple and lemon follows a subdued nose. A lovely balance of flavors shows on the slender palate, with the freshness and juiciness of ripe apple. Fine bubbles create resonance on the dry finish. Foley Family Wines." —A.K.

Winemaker Notes

The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Wine Specs

Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Sparkling Wine
Appellation
Alsace
Acid
3.6 g/L
Residual Sugar
12.7 g/L
Alcohol %
12
Wine Enthusiast
90

Production Notes

The harvest for the Crémant d’Alsace starts a few days earlier than the harvest for the still wines in order to preserve acidity and freshness. Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir free-run juice. The whole clusters, of hand picked grapes, are softly pressed in a pneumatic press. This brings out the coral, light pink salmon color. Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made by using the same methods as in Champagne, i.e “methode traditionnelle.” After the second fermentation in the bottle, lee aging lasts for 14-16 months, followed by remuage and disgorging.

Vineyard Notes

Lucien Albrecht is one of the most distinguished and long standing brands in Alsace. Regarded as a pioneer of viticulture, beginning in 1425 when Romanus Albrecht started the winery, Albrecht is responsible for many advancements and innovations in the region, such as being one of the three founding fathers of the regulated Crémant d’Alsace. Albrecht’s goal is to always “respect the grapes” and to respect nature. Albrecht believes Alsace is truly one of the most versatile and exciting white wine producing regions in the world and looks to share their unique terroir thru their outstanding wines. The wines are perfect examples of the Albrecht style in each varietal and the pinnacle of Alsace quality.