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Gustave Lorentz Cremant D'Alsace

Overview

The balance and freshness of Cremant d’Alsace come from the subtle match of the three grape varieties: Chardonnay for its vivacity & fruit, Pinot Blanc for its refined elegance and Pinot Noir for its persistence and subtle dark fruit. Clean and zesty, there's a lemon rind quality to the nose along with whiffs of red fruit. The palate is refreshing, balanced and has a big personality.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes are carefully selected and vinified according to the “Methode Champenoise.” After traditional fermentation “vin de base” in tanks, a second fermentation (“prise de mousse”) takes place in the cool, winery cellars. Ageng is done “sur lie” with daily bottle rotation, going from a horizontal to vertical position, in order for the yeast deposit to accumulate in the neck of the bottle. At the time of “degorgement,” the neck is frozen and, enclosed in ice, the sediment is ejected by natural pressure, after which the bottle is corked and wired.


Serving Hints
Served chilled, Cremant d’Alsace is a lovely aperitif and adds a special touch to cocktails requiring sparkling wine. Also pairs beautifully along side semi-soft cheeses, shellfish and chowders.


PRODUCER: Gustave Lorentz
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Alsace
GRAPE VARIETY: 34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Blanc, 33% Pinot Noir
ALCOHOL: 12%


Press Highlights

91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017
89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2015
90 Pts 'Exceptional' - World Wine Championships, 2014

 
 
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