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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Gewurztraminer 2011
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Gewurztraminer 2011
(search item no. 119757)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Gewurztraminer Reserve is made from the best grapes. Bursting with the aroma of honey, red roses and tropical fruit, yet dry and rich on the palate, this wine is lovely to drink on a warm afternoon by itself or paired in a meal with rich, creamy poultry dishes. It releases both to the mouth and the nose litchi, rose petal and spice aroma.
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About 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 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.