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Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Gewurztraminer, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Gewurztraminer, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pale yellow straw color. Perfumed, floral, inviting aromas of lush tropical flowers, overripe pineapple, fresh cilantro, and whipped cream with a round, crisp, off-dry body and a delightful, medium-length bruised pineapple, tuberose, caramelized passion fruit, and Chinese five spice finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delectable floral white with ample fruit.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lush tropical flowers, overripe pineapple, fresh cilantro, and whipped cream
Taste Flavor: bruised pineapple, tuberose, caramelized passion fruit, and Chinese five spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Bánh Mì, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delectable floral white with ample fruit.
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Gewurztraminer
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.