I love bubbly Rosé but I can’t always afford to drink my preferred pink Champagne. So when pink fizz is the required tipple and my finances aren’t cooperating, I look to Tasmania (Jansz Brut Rosé), Burgundy (François Labet Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé), and Alsace (Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’ Alsace Brut Rosé). I’ve already written about the Jansz and I’ll get to the Labet (I need a more current note) so here’s my recent note on the Albrecht from Alsace.
LUCIEN ALBRECHT Cremant d’ Alsace Brut Rosé, Alsace, NV ($19.94)
A 12% alcohol, 100% Pinot Noir sparkling Rosé made using rapid cuvaison and methode champenoise and aged nine-months on-the-lees before remuage and disgorgment. Sensory: Salmon in color and fully sparkling. Dry and medium-bodied with refreshing acidity and a scant hint of phenolics. A richer-style bubbly with some red fruit and a nice bit of balancing citrus along with notes of earth and toast. Lovely feel in the mouth with enough weight to work with a wide range of foods (Maybe seared scallops over pasta?). YUM. BS: 91.
Tiny bubbles in the wine…make me feel happy, make me feel fine. – Don Ho