Gustave Lorentz, Crémant d’Alsace (France) Brut Rosé NV

($30, Quintessential Wines):  All Crémant d’Alsace is made by the traditional Champagne method, that is, the secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle.  What’s unique about Crémant d’Alsace Rosé, unlike other Crémant Rosé, such as Crémant de Bourgogne, for example, is that it must be made entirely from Pinot Noir.  That regulation explains why Crémant d’Alsace Rosé in general is so good.  Lorentz, not surprisingly since they are one of Alsace’s great names, makes an outstanding one.  Nicely balanced, this sparkling Rosé is both refined and substantial.  It holds up nicely to smoked salmon.  It would also be a fine choice with summer salads.
93 Michael Apstein Jun 8, 2021