2021 Lucien Albrecht "Cuvee Balthazar", Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France

The 2021 Cuvée Balthazar Pinot Blanc shows a refined nose with orchard fruit aromas of peach, pear and mirabelle plums. The palate is crunchy and fresh. The finish reveals flavors of white peach and wildflowers.


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Grapes are hand-harvested and then go through extended and soft pressing. Fermented in stainless steel for 4-6 weeks. Aged on lees for another 2-3 months.


Lucien Albrecht (pronounced Lu-Shen All-Bresht) is one of the most distinguished producers of white wines in Alsace, founded in 1698 when Balthazar Albrecht settled in Orschwihr, a small village flanked by rolling hills and ideally situated for grape-growing. Today the winery is known worldwide for the finesse, unique aromatic structure and freshness of its still and sparkling wines. All Lucien Albrecht wines are produced with fruit sourced exclusively from estate vineyards, including the Grand Cru Pfingstberg and Grand Cru Spiegel. A leader in the production of acclaimed Brut and Rosé Crémants, the winery was instrumental in securing AOC Crémant d’Alsace designation in 1976. The winemaking team, led by Jérôme Keller, embraces a philosophy of respect for the environment with minimal interference from the vineyards to the glass. In 2012 Lucien Albrecht received France’s Agri Confiance sustainability certification. 


Grape(s) Pinot Blanc
Farming Organic