Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Balthazar Reserve Pinot Blanc 2008

Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France

$18.29 $12.99
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Item No. 106186
  • white wine
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Pinot Blanc Cuvée Balthazar is named for Balthazar Albrecht who settled in Orschwihr in 1698.

This wine, made 100% from Pinot Blanc, is unoaked and fresh with a soft dry fruit. It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with all casual family meals. Picked when very mature, harmonious with a lively spring finesse.

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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/1/2011)
A pleasant everyday white from Alsace. Slightly sweeter (apple and pear tones) than a typical Alsace Pinot Blanc, but very enjoyable. Imagine drinking this while sitting outside on a warm day, maybe paired with a simple salad with lemon vinigrette.
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Rating:
(1/30/2012)
Pleasantly suprised with this wine. I'm not much of a Pinot drinker, and this was sweeter than the other pinot varients that I've tasted. Looking forward to other vintages from Lucien Albrecht.
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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...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc(pee-no blahnk) Pretty and Simple A mutation of the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc was once commonly mistaken for Chardonnay - it looks quite similar on the vine. But true Pinot Blanc lacks most Chardonnay characteristics. The grape is most at home in Alsace, where it is used both in blends as well as a sole varietal. It's also found in Italy...

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