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Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz
2011 Altenberg de Bergheim Vielles Vignes, Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .81%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
2017 Top 2 Best Riesling, 2017 Best French White Wine

Gustave Lorentz
2011 Altenberg de Bergheim Vielles Vignes, Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .81%
Shimmering light gold color. Complex, citrusy, perfumed aromas of lychee syrup, sweet orange marmalade, iris, and new shoes with a round, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a peppery, very complex, very long fresh lychee, lemon curd, bitter almonds, and grapefruit segments finish with fruit, fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. Fantastically complex and commanding Riesling with the power to stand up to almost any dish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lychee syrup, sweet orange marmalade, iris, and new shoes
Taste Flavor: fresh lychee, lemon curd, bitter almonds, and grapefruit segments
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Panang Curry, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fantastically complex and commanding Riesling with the power to stand up to almost any dish.

The Producer or Importer

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Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.