Just a Day with Bubbly

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Yesterday was one of those non-memorable days.  It was ok, but nothing spectacular.  There was work to do, but it never hit a frenetic pace.  There were emails to answer and phone calls to make.  I even made progress on my current project.  But, when I came home and Hubby asked about my day, there was just nothing interesting to report.  It was just a day.  I think because the nature of my day job is to always have something exciting going on, it was actually disappointing to have “just a day.”  So, to try and liven things up a little, I decided it was the perfect evening to open a little bubbly…for no real reason at all!

Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Crémant d'Alsace

Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Crémant d'Alsace

The Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace (winery, snooth) is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes and had a light orangey-pink color with rapid firing, tiny bubbles.  On the nose, there was a light yeastiness mixed with cranberries, strawberries, and pomegranates.  In the mouth, there were hints of oranges, strawberries, cranberries, and pomegranates mixed with a soft, creaminess.  The sparkler had a bright acidity and light body.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At a SRP of $19, this bubbly is a steal!  It’s beautifully balanced with subtle characteristics that give it all the finesse of an expensive sparkling wine without breaking the wallet.  Clearly, I enjoyed this sparkling wine more than I did the last time I had it, and I wonder if part of it had to do with the crab cakes Hubby made me for dinner.  The wine was delicious when I tasted it on its own, but the pairing with the crab cakes was perfection.  After dinner, I continued to enjoy the bubbly with some trashy Tuesday night TV while making some more knitting progress on my cabled scarf.

Suggested Retail Price: $19
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks

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