Lucien Albrecht - Alsace Grand Cru - Riesling
Overview: Lucien Albrecht is one of the most distinguished producers of white wines in Alsace, founded in 1698 when Balthazar Albrecht settled in Orschwihr, a small village flanked by rolling hills and ideally situated for grape-growing. Today the winery is known worldwide for the finesse, unique aromatic structure and freshness of its still and sparkling wines. All Lucien Albrecht wines are produced with fruit sourced exclusively from estate vineyards, including the Grand Cru Pfingstberg and Grand Cru Spiegel. A leader in the production of acclaimed Brut and Rosé Crémants, the winery was instrumental in securing AOC Crémant d’Alsace designation in 1976. The winemaking team, led by Jérôme Keller, embraces a philosophy of respect for the environment with minimal interference from the vineyards to the glass. In 2012 Lucien Albrecht received France’s Agri Confiance sustainability certification.
Tasting Notes: The delicate nose shows notes of lime and blossom. The palate matches the nose with a great freshness, tension and the final on sweet spices and lime.
Pairing: Escargots, Pasta with Lemon Pesto
Points: 93 Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, 92 James Suckling
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 12.5
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