It was one of the few beautiful March weekends and I was having what is becoming a yearly get together with friends from high school. I do the cooking and smoke a turkey, it like Thanksgiving but not with all the hustle and bustle that comes in November.

In celebration of all of us reaching a milestone birthday this year, I thought I would share a bottle of Lucien Albrecht Cremant D’Alsace Brut Rosé with them. (or so I thought)  A few minutes before everyone was scheduled to arrive we opened the bottle.

What happened next will teach everyone to be on time!

This bubbly was truly wonderful for the occasion. A beautiful nose that had hints of fresh baked bread and aromas of strawberries. You could smell the freshness of the minerality and it went perfect with the afternoon.

The palate was bursting with fresh strawberries yet dry with crisp acidity. A soft red berry touch rounded out the mid palate with a soft creamy finish. 

This Cremant was a great pairing for the day and evening ahead.  In fact one glass let to two and by the time everyone arrived Paul and I had drank the bottle.  Ha! That will teach them to arrive on time.

Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir.  Whole cluster hand picked grapes.  The SRP is $19.99.

Disclaimer:  I received this wine as a media sample from Pasternak Wine Imports.