About Lucien Albrecht NV Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose
Dating back over 300 years, Lucien Albrecht today, continues to cultivate the rich and generous land of Alsace and apply the wine-making expertise passed down through generations. A pioneer in the production of Crémant d’Alsace, which it began producing in 1971. It is one of just three Alsatian firms to have launched the Crémant d’Alsace on August 24, 1976 when the AOC was first made official.
This rose is 100% Pinot Noir vinified by the classic Champagne Method from 100% free run juice. Considered to be the best sparkling wines in France outside of Champagne itself. Recently Maison Lucien Albrecht was awarded four gold medals at a comprehensive National I.N.A.O. tasting of all sparkling wines in France, giving the firm more gold medals than any other Cremant producer in France.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 90 points saying "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.
Wine Spectator scored this 90 points saying "Tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing, rounded and appetizing fashion. The frothy, foaming mousse is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors brilliantly, while a totally dry palate makes sure that this stays classy. This is very satisfying, fun and fruit-driven, with a serious core and a bright, lemony finish."