This is still my favorite Cremant!
Wine Maker 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.Domaine Lucien Albrecht is one of the oldest and leading Alsace family owned estate, tracing its roots back to 1425. Through the Albrecht eighteen generations, they have become one of the largest owner of prime Alsace hillside vineyards. In the early 70’s, Lucien Albrecht, the father of Jean, the current proprietor and winemaker, was one of the three founding fathers of the regulated Cremant d’Alsace. In 2004, Lucien Albrecht Cremants made history. At the 14° Concours National des Cremants de France ( Cremant Wine Challenge), they stole the show, winning an unprecedented Four Gold Medals.Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir. The whole cluster hand picked grapes, are softly pressed in a pneumatic press, hence the coral, light pink salmon color. Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose is made by using the same methods as in Champagne,i.e ””methode traditionnelle””. After the second fermentation in the bottle, lee ageing lasts for nine months, followed by remuage and disgorging.
The grapes are hand picked. The whole cluster grapes are directly pressed in a pneumatic press with a long and soft pressing, hence the coral/ light pink salmon color. Cremant Rosé is made by the Champagne Methode. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle. Afterwards it stays on its lees for 9 months follow by the remuage and disgorging.