Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Cuvée Balthazar 2006

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Dry with a delicate flavor of rose and lychee.

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Lucien Albrecht:
The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann. The fifteenth century was golden era for the Alsace wines and it was during this period that the winegrowers guild of Alsace was founded. Each year, the most deserving vinegrower was elected by the guild of the winegrowers as Bangard, a highly respected po... Read more
The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann. The fifteenth century was golden era for the Alsace wines and it was during this period that the winegrowers guild of Alsace was founded. Each year, the most deserving vinegrower was elected by the guild of the winegrowers as Bangard, a highly respected positions. It was held by 8 generations of Albrecht's, between 1520 and 1698. Domaine Albrecht experienced a major development under the guidance of Lucien Albrecht, the father of Jean, to become one of the most important in Alsace with holdings in 9 villages surounding Orschwihr. Lucien Albrecht, extended the winery with new cellars and expanded the sales of his wines in bottles. In 1972, Lucien Albrecht was also a pioneer of Cremand d'Alsace. Today the Cremant is one of their specialities and a major part of the business. 150 years were needed to make up the Domaine Albrecht located in the very best Alsace terroirs. Jean Albrecht is now the ninth generation settled in Orschwihr, leading the Domaine. Read less

Member Reviews for Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Cuvée Balthazar

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Snooth User: suziekuf
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4.50 5
01/13/2009

Dry with a delicate flavor of rose and lychee.


Snooth User: Haliwine
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3.50 5
12/08/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Cuvée Balthazar

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Source: CoolVines
03/23/2009

All of Albrecht's grapes are harvested by hand. The wine makers rule of thumb is: "respect the grape". Also, fermentation temperatures are strictly controlled in order to create a well balanced wine.




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