1976 / 2016 : 40 years of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Crémant d’Alsace
Lucien Albrecht is proud to celebrate this year an anniversary dear to its heart: 40 years of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Crémant d’Alsace. As a pioneer in the Crémant d’Alsace, which it began producing in 1971, and thanks to its perseverance and successful trials and tests, it is one of three Alsatian firms to have launched the Crémant d’Alsace.
On August 24, 1976 the AOC was made official. In 2016, our celebration of those 40 years centers on our range of Crémant d’Alsace Lucien Albrecht.
Since the first tests on sparkling wine in 1971, the Crémants d’Alsace Lucien Albrecht have been considered pioneers in the appellation. From mainly chalky terroirs, using varieties adapted to the special soil, the grapes on these vines are ideal for making the Crémants d’Alsace. Our range should be party to all celebrations.
LUCIEN ALBRECHT CRÉMANT D’ALSACE BRUT
Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay are some of the grape varieties used for our Crémant Brut, harvested by hand at the start of the grape harvest primarily in the municipality of Orschwihr, a large wine-growing community in southern Alsace whose microclimate favours early ripening.
With a beautiful brilliant golden colour, it exhibits a predominantly floral nose, has fine and persistent bubbles and is both elegant and balanced on the palate. As an aperitif, at cocktail parties or receptions, it is the classic drink for all festive occasions.
LUCIEN ALBRECHT CRÉMANT D’ALSACE ROSÉ
This sparkling wine—one of the flagship Crémants d’Alsace—is made exclusively from Pinot Noir grown on terroirs favourable to the sole Alsatian red grape variety.
With a beautiful brilliant pink colour, it exhibits a nose of predominantly red fruit aromas, has fine and light bubbles and a very pleasant roundness on the palate.