2009 ALBRECHT GEWURZTRAMINER CUVEE MARIE
"Fresh and balanced, with finely tuned acidity and perfumed flavors of kumquat, spiced apple, melon rind and zesty white pepper. Light-bodied and lithe for Gewürztraminer, this exhibits an appealing thread of sweet, smoky minerality that winds throughout and lingers on the tangy finish. Drink now through 2025." Wine Spectator 91 points
|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.