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Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Reserve 2017

Overview

The Gewurztraminer Reserve has a clear, golden yellow color, with an expressive floral nose redolent of roses, as well as apricots and tropical fruit. It’s fresh and supple, complex and rich, with an impressive structure. Tastes of exotic fruits and spices with a peppery/ginger finish – well-balanced and slightly dry.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from various hillside vineyards around the village of Bergheim, with a predominance of heavy clay/limestone soil. They are hand-picked, usually at the beginning of October, with the whole grapes pressed. The pressed juice is separated from the free-run juice and undergoes 12 to 24 hours of “debourbage” or settling, to eliminate impurities, which are then filtered out. Fermentation takes place, using a combination of natural and selected yeasts, in stainless steel vats. The wine goes through two rackings, the first to separate the lees from the wine and the second to clarify the wine. It sits in tanks for five months prior to bottling. It has the potential to age from seven to ten years.


Serving Hints
This is an excellent match for fish in spicy sauces (ginger sauce, etc.), smoked salmon, dishes with sweet and sour sauce – most ethnic cuisine (Thai, Indian or Chinese), as well as strong cheeses.



PRODUCER: Gustave Lorentz
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Alsace
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gewurztraminer
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 8.18 g/l
pH: 3.45
TARTARIC ACID: 4.7 g/l
ALCOHOL: 14%


Press Highlights

2013:  94 Pts 'Excellent' - World Wine Championships, 2014
2013:  90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2017
2011: 'Excellent' - BigGerthanyOurHead.com, Oct. 2013
2008: Wine Spectator, Web Review 2009

 
 
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