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Riesling 2014, Gustave Lorentz

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Riesling 2014 - Gustave Lorentz

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The opinion of the sommelier

Alsace is a pretty unknown wine-producing region. Indeed, on the contrary of other French regions, it doesn’t display an appellation on its labels, but a grape variety. But its varieties are not as famous as chardonnay or merlot for example. Thus, consumers feel a bit lost which is a shame as Alsace is a gold mine for wine lovers ! This magnificent riesling, very typical of Alsace, is a perfect example. It displays a very nice shiny green-gold colour, and at the nose, it reveals mineral aromas, signature of the best rieslings from Alsace. 

 

Terroir

Alsace is a long strip of vines that offer the seven local grape varieties (6 white, 1 black) a large variety of soils and exposures, so as to take the best advantage possible of all varieties. This riesling was grown on sloping hills to get the best exposure possible to the sun and ensure richness and complexity.

lecepage Grape variety

Only variety of German great wines (that are ranked among the most expensive wines in the world!), riesling is the most common variety in Alsace. It is especially interesting as it is the variety that shows the most obviously the typical characteristics of Alsace’s terroir: fresh yet sweet aromas with a touch of mineral taste and a lot of liveliness.

lemillesime Vintage

From a climatic point of view, Alsace is an exception as it is the only wine-producing region in France that has a continental climate, very warm during summer and very cold during winter. 2014 was no exception: the summer was particularly dry, threatening the grapes’ freshness. Fortunately, several rainfalls occurred in August, saving the harvest and allowing the wines to reveal all their richness and aromas. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

Domaine Gustave Lorentz was founded in 1936, just before Alsace was annexed by Germany. During this period, Alsace’s wines were usually used as an addition in German blends. Thus, when Alsace became French again in 1918, everything was to be reinvented. That’s what the Lorentz Family did, and they did pretty well as they today rulea 33 hectares estate, the half being in Grand Cru.
 
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It displays a very nice shiny green-gold colour, and at the nose, it reveals mineral aromas, signature of the best rieslings from Alsace.

 
 
  • Température :8° - 10°C
  • Carafage :Open just before serving 
  • Garde :until 2019
Food and wine pairings
Oysters
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Zander with butter and lemon sauce
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Sainte-Maure de Touraine
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Crème brûlée
 
 
Appearance -A greenish yellow dress and crystal clear.
Greenish yellow
Nose -Dicreet nose and pleasing the mineral aromas.
Aromatic intensity :
Semi-intense
Wine Aromas :
Mineral
Aromas : Gunflintt, flint.

Mouth
- A mouth softly acidulous.

Acidity level :
Lively

Sugar Level :
Extra dry

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :

Wood level :
Not woody

Aftertaste
: medium

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