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Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Gran Cru Altenberg 2008


The Pinot Gris Gran Cru Altenberg has a deep, golden yellow color, and a nose filled with honey, grilled peanuts and smoky scents. It is rich and complex, elegant and concentrated. Perfectly mature, this wine displays powerful flavors, such as dried apricot, apple, quince and honey, with wax and glace fruit on the finish.

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.

Serving Hints
This is a great wine both for fine meals and festive occasions. It can be served as an aperitif with foie gras, or paired with dishes like duck “l’orange,” strong cheeses, aromatic Chinese or Thai food, or exotic fruit desserts.

PRODUCER: Gustave Lorentz
REGION: Alsace
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Gris
ALCOHOL: 14.6%

Press Highlights

2011: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017
2008: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Sept 2010
2008: 92 Pts - Vinous, Apr 2015
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2012
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator 2009

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