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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Reserve NV

$28.00 $25.00

The Cremant d’Alsace Appellation d’origins Controlee was created in 1976 to distinguish the wines obtained by the sparkling champagne method. It was the recognition of the efforts made by several Alsation winemakers, including that of Lucien Albrecht.

The Cremant d’Alsace received a Silver medal at Effervescents du Monde or ‘Sparklings of the World’.

Rated in the ‘Top 100 wines of 2018’ at Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast
“Touches of lime and lemon zest entice…. The palate adds a mellow ripe apple note, helped along by a creamy mousse. The long finish is poised and dry.

Description

150 years were needed to build up Domaine Albrecht, located on the very best alsatian terroir. The first of three periods of growth in the nineteenth century with extensive purchase of vineyards in Orschwihr. The second after the phylloxera crisis, Henri Albrecht planted several vineyards with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. This was the start of grafted vines.

The third in the twentieth century, the Domaine experienced major development under the guidance of Lucien Albrecht, to become one of the most important in Alsace with holdings in villages surrounding Orschwihr. He extended the winery and cellars and replanted large areas of the vineyard. In 1972 he pioneered the Cremant d’Alsace – which today is one of Albrecht’s specialities.