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Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Pinot Blanc, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .31%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
2017 Best Pinot Blanc

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Pinot Blanc, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .31%
Pale light golden straw color. Grassy, citrusy, exotic aromas of nectarine, fern, and lemon icing with a crisp, dry medium body and a complex, medium-length peach nectar, dill, fennel fronds, and slate finish with fine, fruit tannins. A bright and pure pinot blanc to please a crowd

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: nectarine, fern, and lemon icing
Taste Flavor: peach nectar, dill, fennel fronds, and slate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Artichoke Fritters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and pure pinot blanc to please a crowd

The Producer or Importer

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Pinot Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Blanc is a white wine, made from the eponymous grape; top examples are produced in California, France and Germany. Sometimes referred to as a "poor man's Chardonnay," Pinot Blanc has flavors of apple and pear and is quite dry; some are made in steel tanks, while more full-bodied versions are aged in oak.

Enjoy these wines upon release and over their first three to five years; pair them with most seafood or lighter poultry dishes.