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Gustave Lorentz Riesling Reserve 2021


The Riesling Reserve has a pale-yellow color, with an expressive nose filled with citrus and white flower aromas. It has a lively attack, a refreshing acidity a lot of lime, granny smith apple with a great structure, fruity with a clean and dry finish

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 wine for grilled and raw seafood and fish, in addition to chicken, pork, veal and goat cheese.

Producer: Gustave Lorentz
Region: Alsace AOC
Country: France
Wine Composition: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 12.37%
Total Acidity: 7.6 G/L
Residual Sugar: 4.44 G/L
pH: 3.06

Press Highlights

2022: 93 Pts - Tasting Panel, May 2023
2021: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2023
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2017
2013: 91 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2014
2011: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2013

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