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Gustave Lorentz Pinot Blanc Reserve 2020

Overview

The Pinot Blanc Reserve is light-yellow in color, with a fruity and pleasant nose of fresh peaches. A mouth- watering and warm structure makes the wine very wine very pleasant and easy to drink. Its acidity provides freshness and, along with wonderful fruit, makes it very approachable.

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 around 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 and has the potential to age for an additional five years.

Serving Hints
The Pinot Blanc Reserve is a great match for both hot and cold appetizers, especially mussels and cold seafood plates. It also is an excellent aperitif and the most versatile wine coming from Alsace.


Producer: Gustave Lorentz
Region: Alsace AOC
Country: France
Wine Composition: 100% Pinot Blanc
Alcohol: 13.35%
Total Acidity: 5.6 G/L
Residual Sugar: 2.35 G/L
pH: 3.32
Harvest Date(s): September 10, 2020
Bottling Date: January 26, 2021

Press Highlights

2007 - 86 Pts Wine Spectator, Sept. 2009

 
 
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