*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample.
Joy of joys, that time of year has returned where 4 pm on a Saturday rolls around and my thoughts turn to bubbly on the porch. In wine world, sipping bubbly on a perfect sunny afternoon outside is one of my favorite pleasures. This Saturday we turned to the 2008 Albert Mann Cremant d’Alsace. The Albert Mann retails for about $22, has a typical Champagne closure, and clocks in at 12.5% alcohol by volume.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) 105 degree weather + bubbles. Need I say more?
2.) At the price point it definitely doesn’t break the bank for an afternoon summer sipper.
3.) I was surprised by the red fruit notes on this wine.
4.) The nose was pretty simple. I was hoping for a bit more.
On the nose I found white flowers, strawberries, and a waxy note. In the mouth I got raspberries, strawberries, biscuit, and a slight honeyish note. Overall I found the wine to be crisp and refreshing with excellent acidity.