Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Cuvee Balthazar'04, Alsace, France

Quite a fresh Pinot Blanc Special Cuvee from Alsace,

Technical Data:100% Pinot Blanc. This Special Cuvee is hand-crafted from exclusively domaine-grown fruit. Named after Balthazar Albrecht, who settled the Lucien Albrecht Estate in Orschwihr in 1698, the Family-Estate is still located at the same place since that time. This finely crafted wine is made from old-vine vineyards from a careful selection at the time of the harvest. Unoaked.

Description:Bright pale golden color. Fresh bouquet expressing a slight minerality and fruity aromas. Light-bodied, dry yet very soft wine, quite refreshing loaded with ripe fruits such as apple, melon, peach and mango with subtle mineral notes. Clean long finish.

Food Pairing & Service:It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with casual family meals. Drink now. Serve chilled.


Suggested Retail Price:$12.00 in DC

1 comment:

  1. I'm a strong supporter of the Alsatian pinots blancs. I cut my teeth on German wines of the Mosel valley (Moselle to you Francophiles), and I gradually found the Gewürztraminer wasn't a wine that especially agreed with me. Once I found the Alsation pinots, I was won over.

    I'm offering my 1998 Lucien Albrecht Alsace pinot blanc with my Brokeback stew of Lamb and more beans in my dinner to observe the 2005 Academy Awards.