Wine of the Week: Gustave Lorentz Crémant d’Alsace Rosé
March 15, 2013
Pinot Noir in Alsace may be under the radar but it takes a front seat in sparkling wines like Gustave Lorentz Crémant d’Alsace Rosé—a bubbly made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes.
For more than 250 years, Domaine Gustave Lorentz has made wine in Bergheim, a medieval village in the heart of Alsace wine country. Here, as everywhere in Alsace, Crémant d’Alsace is made in the same method as Champagne. Just like its pricier French cousin, Crémant d’Alsace is fermented first in tank, than undergoes a second fermentation in bottle.
And what’s the result? An intriguing sparkling rosé with mineral and spice aromas that has gorgeous development in the glass: wild strawberry and refreshing citrus zest. This charismatic sparkler is perfect as an apéritif while its vibrant acidity allows it to accompany and elevate most any meal, such as seafood appetizers, white meats, game and desserts.