The company’s core values remain closely associated with our desire to protect the environment and our policy of minimal intervention from the vine to the glass.
Lucien Albrecht’s golden rule: respect the Earth
Stringent monitoring of the vines—from the first buds through to the mature fruits ready for harvesting—is a common concern that characterises our wine growers’ approach to their work. Monitoring, inspecting and employing the best cultivation practices are prerequisites for the quality of Lucien Albrecht wines. Each intervention is meticulously recorded and monitored with a view to adapting the vine maintenance operations and applying any treatments sparingly, ensuring that the earth can sustainably continue to give the best it has to offer.
Therefore, in addition to providing extensive green cover between the vine rows, which favours the development of auxiliary fauna, the Maison Lucien Albrecht’s vines have been awarded the Agri-Confiance® certification, which bears witness to a very high level of environmental quality including sustainable development.
Opting for authentic harvesting by hand
To safeguard all of the efforts made in the vineyards and maintain the quality potential of the grape harvest, the Maison Lucien Albrecht continues to innovate and now favours the use of small containers in order to maintain the integrity of the fruit which arrives at our wine presses undamaged. Consequently, the grape harvest is carried out mainly by hand, with entire bunches of grapes being pressed slowly in pneumatic wine presses. This is followed by natural clarification through sedimentation. Maturing in casks, barrels or tanks, depending on the grape varieties, guarantees the character, finesse and balance of our wines.