Charles Baur Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé SKU #1030836

$17.99

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K&L Notes

Most people outside of the region don't think about Alsace for sparkling wine, and neither did we until Armand Baur popped open a bottle of his Cremant d'Alsace on our very first visit. He actually said: "You probably have no interest in this, but maybe you would like to try?" Of course we said yes, all the while maintaining a stone cold business face. And the rest is history. We have been rocking this for many many moons now and have been thrilled to do so. This gets its hue from Pinot Noir, of course. Full of yeasty strawberry fruit and spice, it is a party wine and terrific any time and in any situation.

Staff Reviews

  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    4/2/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A perfect springtime sparkler! A beautiful pale salmon hue, with fine creamy bubbles, this wine is crisp and dry on the palate with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Aromas of toasted marcona almond and cream rise out of the glass, and delicate flavors of frozen raspberries and orange zest essence round out the palate and finish.
  • Olivia Ragni
    By: Olivia Ragni
    12/4/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    The sparkling rose is for more than just parties, it can certainly hold up to heavier food and cuisine. Once popped you can smell bright cherries, melon and rose petals, with an underlying salinity. The palate has cranberry and black cherry, but also has an earthy, smoky minerality and intense acidity that can easily hold up to heavier cuisine. Enjoy now.
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    12/4/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    Crunchy cranberry and juicy strawberry make this lovely sparkling wine an easy choice for elegant and fun holiday entertaining! Spice things up with this top value rose!
    Top Value!
  • Eric Story
    By: Eric Story
    12/4/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    How can you go wrong with a rosé sparkler — especially under $20? Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is jam-packed with crunchy red fruits and spicy strawberry sweetness. Delightful on its own, as an aperitif, with a first course salad, or with a plate of cheese and a hearty loaf of fresh-baked bread. The label should say "A Happy Rosé"
  • Adam Parry
    By: Adam Parry
    4/30/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Simply delicious. A great aperitif or try with a nice spicy Thai salad. One of the most underrated sparkling wine areas. Raise a glass to Alsace.
  • Christie Brunick
    By: Christie Brunick
    2/2/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    This is not your average Alsatian Sparkling Rose! This is complex, elegant, yet approachable and perfect for sipping day or night! Full of great flinty minerality and bright racy acid for texture, yet still has a brilliant aroma of strawberry seed and wild flowers. This will keep your loved one wanting more...perfect for lovers day!
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    12/31/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    Gorgeous salmon color! Fresh, ripe strawberry nose. Crisp, dry style. Superb Pinot Noir character. Imported directly from the producer in Alsace, this is one of our best values in sparkling wine under $20.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    7/1/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    This is such an overlooked sparkler that deserves more of the limelight. The red fruit really sings in this rose from Alsace, more so than the standard pink champagnes and far better than the domestic options. It's such a good balance.
  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    7/1/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    Richly aromatic, toasted and yeasty. A full and thick bead and heavy mousse distinguish this sparkler from some of the other wines available in the price range. Definitely unique enough to satisfy the adventerous, but has something everyone can appreciate. Perfectly suited for a dessert pairing - although it's quite dry so choose its compliment carefully.
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    3/4/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    As our Alsatian wine buyer, Eric Story, pointed out to me, recently: “Most people outside of the region don’t think about Alsace for sparkling wine, but wait until you try this puppy!” He was right both times. Most people don’t know, and I couldn’t wait to have another glass after I tasted the first. This is an impeccably delightful, refreshing Brut rosé, produced entirely from Pinot Noir and bottle-aged on yeast for two years before disgorgement. The resulting wine is a sparkler that shows a lovely pinkish hue, very fine bead, and bright yeasty, strawberry and spicy fruit characteristics on the nose that carries well to the dry, clean, yet abundantly fruity palate. Try it with a grilled salmon dinner or seriously consider it for your next party. Anderson and the girls have informed me that this will be our house sparkler for spring and into summer, if it lasts that long. 12% abv
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    11/19/2008
    K&L Staff Member
    I retasted this recently in one of our staff tastings and I was delighted. Lovely strawberry fruit and raspberry tones. Nice spice notes as well. This is now my favorite go-to aperitif bubbly.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    10/8/2008
    K&L Staff Member
    A fantastic buy in bubbles! A delicate nose of raspberries and roses. In the mouth, a very fine bead with a slight hint of minerality, more raspberries, vanilla and tart cherries. A really great bubbly to have by itself or with a light, fruit-based tart.

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