Lightly frothing with a lovely perfume of freshly crushed grapes and sherbet. On the palate it is lightly sparkling and off-dry, with a perfect balance of soft, sweet, grapey fruit with a hint of Turkish delight and lively, fresh acidity.
Upon release this wine exhibits a deep appearance of vibrant black, crimson-purple mousse with a fine persistent bead that looks simply inviting. The aroma is initially restrained but as it opens up the level of fruit richness and concentration becomes quite obvious. The aromas are dry, dominated with a mix of liquorice and spiced plum pudding notes with a sweet seductive array of small red berries such as mulberries and raspberries. As the wine further opens up really super concentrated red fruit characters develop such as maraschino cherry, prune juice and boysenberry. The palate is cool, rich and dry and extremely refreshing with an abundant red fruit flavours, mixed with dried herb notes and edges of tarry tannins and mineral-like acidity. The finish is dry but with plenty of strong red fruit flavours that linger for some time, which is just what a wine with this sort of concentration should have.
Beautiful harmony between lengthy Chardonnay and fragrant Pinot Noir. The result is a sparkling wine with a fine mousse giving freshness and finesse elegant ripe fruit and light yeast aromas and a rich creamy complexity on the palate.
Lorentz Cremant d'Alsace has been produced in the traditional method (the same method used to produce Champagne), which gives the wine its effervescence. An excellent alternative to Champagne and great value for money.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2017 edition review of Sparkling Wine (alternatives) (see blue link below).
Vibrant and racy fruit, bready yeast flavours and zesty appley freshness is accompanied by the waxed-lemon flavours of Chenin Blanc - a variety so clearly suited for sparkling production due to its fine acidity. The addition of 20% Chardonnay gives fruitiness, body and depth.
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Pale straw yellow in colour with a green tint. The nose is a combination of cookie dough, granny smith apple, peaches, orange blossom flavours and a touch of savoury spice. The palate has a crisp acidity which adds to a lot of freshness, but is also quite full-bodied. The taste is yeasty, green apple and apricots.
Very fine bubbles spiral upwards, through this brilliant yellow straw coloured wine. The bouquet of apricot, yeast and ripe apple, with hints of honey, are followed by tropical fruits on the palate and a refreshing sweet grapefruit finish.
On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths. The peritif champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.