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Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg 2011

Overview

The Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg has a strong yellow-gold color, and a deep and expressive nose filled with fresh and complex citrus aromas.   It has a surprisingly rich and fat palate, with great structure and a wonderfully dry, long finish.  A very elegant Riesling, with excellent ageing potential.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from the classified Grand Cru site of Altenberg of Bergheim vineyards owned by Gustave Lorentz.  The dominant soil of this area is clay and limestone and the grapes for this wine come from vines between 30 and 50 years old.   The pride of Bergheim winegrowers, the Altenberg has been renowned for is fine wines since the end of the 13th Century.   They are marked by the perfect balance between the subtle, distinguished aroma and powerful, virile body and are extremely "food-friendly."

Serving Hints
This is a great wine both for fine meals and festive occasions.   It is an excellent accompaniment to seafood and fish dishes, especially those in sauces.   It also pairs well with pork and veal, and goat cheeses.


PRODUCER: Gustave Lorentz
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Alsace
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Riesling
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.81 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.7 g/l
ALCOHOL:  13.9%


Press Highlights

2008: 93 Pts ‘Cellar Selection’ - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2014
2008: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Sept. 2015
2008: 90+ Pts - Vinos
2007: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec. 2013
2005: 91 Pts - WineReviewOnline.com
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast

 
 
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