Lucien Albrecht

Brut Crémant d'Alsace Sparkling Blend

8.877 ratings
8.716 pro ratings
Alsace, France
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Eric Grasser

Well balanced and dry

Well balanced and dry

Jan 1st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Lucien Albrecht pioneered Crémant production in 1971 and helped gain an Appellation Contrôlêe for the wine and for Alsace. Pale lemon color, fine bubbles with a light creamy mousse and aromas of fresh stone fruit with biscuit scents. On the palate ripe apple, citrus and peachy flavors with nice mineral tones, dry with vivid acidity. Lingering finish with good balance ending with fruit, slight mineral and yeast tang. Excellent value as a Champagne alternative! Consistent quality.

Lucien Albrecht pioneered Crémant production in 1971 and helped gain an Appellation Contrôlêe for the wine and for Alsace. Pale lemon color, fine bubbles with a light creamy mousse and aromas of fresh stone fruit with biscuit scents. On the palate ripe apple, citrus and peachy flavors with nice mineral tones, dry with vivid acidity. Lingering finish with good balance ending with fruit, slight mineral and yeast tang. Excellent value as a Champagne alternative! Consistent quality.

Jul 25th, 2020
Cory Fierro

Pears, apples, quince and Meyer lemon. Delicious.

Pears, apples, quince and Meyer lemon. Delicious.

Sep 1st, 2016
Randall Hopkins

Winegrower Co-Winemaker and Owner Corvus Vineyard and Corvus Cellars

8.6

Earthy, minerality, chalky. Fun French bubbles. Nice acid, would like more fruit to show through

Earthy, minerality, chalky. Fun French bubbles. Nice acid, would like more fruit to show through

Apr 19th, 2015
grape friend

Loved this Crémant. Great value. Lively minerality and bubbles.

Loved this Crémant. Great value. Lively minerality and bubbles.

Dec 28th, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.8

Light aromas of pear with a touch of a sulfur note. I was thinking non-vinifera drinking blindly. Seems a little unremarkable with a short, simple finish.

Light aromas of pear with a touch of a sulfur note. I was thinking non-vinifera drinking blindly. Seems a little unremarkable with a short, simple finish.

Jul 3rd, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.8

Fine pearly mousse with aromas of apricot, freshly cut birch wood, laurel, lime leaf, biscuit. Clean and fresh on the palate with quiet citrus and a finish of yellow peach. 80% pinot auxerrois, 10% pinot blanc, 10% chardonnay. 12% abv (sample)

Fine pearly mousse with aromas of apricot, freshly cut birch wood, laurel, lime leaf, biscuit. Clean and fresh on the palate with quiet citrus and a finish of yellow peach. 80% pinot auxerrois, 10% pinot blanc, 10% chardonnay. 12% abv (sample)

Jun 18th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.5

Stellar! $19 / 92pts

Stellar! $19 / 92pts

Nov 7th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.8

Perfect alternative to champagne. $28 / 91 pts

Perfect alternative to champagne. $28 / 91 pts

Oct 4th, 2013
Thomas Thompson

Stone fruit, pear, shortbread, and pineapple. Fruit, but dry.

Stone fruit, pear, shortbread, and pineapple. Fruit, but dry.

Jan 24th, 2021