Today’s Wine Wednesday is about a Cremant D’Alsace Gustave Lorentz Brut Rosé that I received as a sample as part of the French #winophiles group. I had the wine last week with my second Thanksgiving dinner and it was a perfect pairing for my Mom’s turkey, stuffing and relish. Made with Pinot Noir it was fruity, earth and minerally all at the same time. The winery was founded in 1836 and owns 33 hectares in Bergheim, parts of which as in the Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim and the Grand Cru Kanzlerberg. Since 2012, their production methods have been organically certified.
Their Cremant D’Alsace is a beautiful example of how lovely this wine can be. At about $24, it is more expensive than some of the other Cremant but that is in large measure because it is a rosé. White Cremant D’Alsace tends to be a blend but the rosés are made from Pinot Noir exclusively.