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Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Riesling, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .17%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.99

Gustave Lorentz
2016 Reserve, Riesling, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .17%
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity, floral, elegant aromas of orange blossom, vanilla lychee sorbet, and starfruit with a supple, racy, dry medium-full body and an appealing, medium-length fresh starfruit, bitter almond, and clementine zest finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak. Dazzling starfruit flavors dominate in this fresh and exotic wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, vanilla lychee sorbet, and starfruit
Taste Flavor: fresh starfruit, bitter almond, and clementine zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dazzling starfruit flavors dominate in this fresh and exotic wine.

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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.