2007 Albert Mann Crémant d’Alsace

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: Domaine Albert Mann
Variety: Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling
Designation: N/A
Region: France
Sub-region: Alsace, Crémant d’Alsace
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $29 (Marquis)

He says: This is a great value sparkler that doesn’t have the word “Champagne” in its name, and thus, stays affordable. It’s got great aging notes on the bouquet showing off the results of Traditional Method production. On the palate, it has racy acidity, and shows great balance. I’m a fan at this price point.

She says: This was definitely a step up from a Cava or Prosecco. It had a higher level of intensity, acidity, and more depth of flavour. The citrus (lime) & green apple was harmonized by bread and mineral nuances. The label is eye-catching as it seeks to summon the sense of celebration. Interestingly, this producer also follows organic & biodynamic principles, yet I don’t recall seeing this on their label.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med- lemon, medium scattered bubbles, low persistance
Smells like: Clean, med+ intensity, developing, yeast, toast, green apple, citrus, pear
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acidity, med body, med+ intensity, green apple, pear, citrus, lime, med- alcohol, med tart finish
Summary: Good, Ready to drink but could develop further

1 comment to 2007 Albert Mann Crémant d’Alsace

  • Grégoire Byrka via Facebook

    Totally agree. You can also try crémant de Bourgogne or Loire. At least, you’ll buy bubbly from an area where they make proper wine ;)

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