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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose 750ML  
Sku: 14329
The next best thing to real Champagne, although some might say they like it better than Champagne. The Lucien Albrecht is a sparkling rose with a very light coral color, and an extremely fine be ...more
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Country: France
Region: Alsace
Sub-Region: Cremant D`Alsace
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $14.99
On Sale $15.99
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The next best thing to real Champagne, although some might say they like it better than Champagne. The Lucien Albrecht is a sparkling rose with a very light coral color, and an extremely fine bead (tiny bubbles). There are red berry notes on both the nose and the palate, but the accent is on elegance rather than power, the flavors dancing on the palate.
Wine maker notes
The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherryfruit, 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.

Technical notes
Alcohol 12%

Producer
Lucien Albrecht, Jean’s father, pioneered Cremant production in 1971 and helped gain an Appellation Controlee for the wine and for Alsace. The wines vinified by the classic Champagne Method from 100% free run juice, are 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.