Alsace Grand Cru Aoc

Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg De Bergheim Organic 2018

01C.075.0419G.18
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Gustave Lorentz

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RIESLING GRAND CRU
Alsazia Appellation d'origine contrôlée
GRAPE VARIETY
RIESLING 100%
TASTING NOTES
This wine is made from 100% Riesling grapes from the classified Grand Cru site of the Altenberg Vineyard in Bergheim, which has been owned by Gustave Lorentz for 7 generations. The dominant soil in this area is clay and limestone. The vines from which this wine is made are very old, between 30 and 50 years old, and since 2012 have been completely organically cultivated. The pride of the Bergheim winegrowers, Altenberg has been renowned for its fine wines since the end of the 13th century. The Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim 2018 is a complex wine with great body and concentration, characterised by aromas of citrus fruits, hints of flint and white pepper. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and refined, the textural complexity is as impressive as the aromas of Amalfi lemon, tarragon and sage. The finish is long and seriously structured. It is an expressive and harmonious wine that encompasses all the knowledge and experience of Gustave Lorentz and has excellent ageing potential. This wine will age at least 10 to 15 years in a classic vintage and 20 to 30 years in an exceptional vintage. There is no doubt that the 2018 vintage will go down in history, both in terms of the unusual climatic conditions that characterised it and the course and quality of the harvest. In the first seven months of the year, rainfall was intense and continuous, and the volume of rain that fell was equal to that of an entire year. In contrast, summer 2018 was the hottest and driest summer in the last 200 years. As a result, the vines faced the summer with an abundance of leaf cover, which prevented the bunches from burning, and an unparalleled water reserve in the soil, which enabled them to get through the summer without experiencing any water stress. The result was a healthy, perfectly ripe grape with lower acidity, lots of aromas and an enviable dry extract.

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Gustave Lorentz Ries Altenberg

Product Details

Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
13,5
Package
Bottle
Color
White
Main Grape Variety
Riesling
Appellation
Alsace Grand Cru Aoc
Municipality
Bergheim
District
Upper Rhine
Region
Alsace
Country
France
Organic Wine
Yes
Allergens
Contains Sulfites
James Suckling
94
Wines Critic
94
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Gustave Lorentz Discover Cantina Gustave Lorentz in Alsace and its fine wines in our online store In Alsace, more precisely in the village of Bergheim, the Lorentz family has been involved in wine production for 250 years . In fact, in 1863 Charles Lorentz founded the winery moved by an incredible passion for the wine world. The vineyards are located on the hills of Altenberg de Bergheim and Kanzlerberg . It is thanks to a great passion handed down from generation to generation that the company still maintains very high quality levels today. According to the production philosophy, the essence of the wines is the result of the intimate and close relationship between vines, territory and climate. Currently the property includes 33 hectares and is entrusted to the sixth generation of the Lorentz family. Riesling , Pinot Grigio , Gewürztraminer and other varieties in the Altenberg hills express their typicality, year after year. The recognition for this perseverance took place in 1983, with the classification of these vineyards as " Gran Cru ".
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