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Gustave Lorentz Grand Cru Altenberg Riesling 2012

TOP ALSATIAN RIESLINGS OF 2012 - HUON HOOKE!

 

"Gold yellow, expressive and deep nose of citrus aromas, fresh and complex. Elegant hints minerality. The palate has a great structure, nice balance, surprising broadness, wonderful dry and long finish. Very elegant Riesling with a very good ageing potential.

The grapes come from the classified Grand Cru site of Altenberg of Bergheim vineyards owned by Gustave Lorentz. The dominant soil of this area is clay and limestone and the grapes for this wine come from vines between 30 and 50 years old.  The pride of Bergheim winegrowers, the Altenberg has been renowned for is fine wines since the end of the 13th Century.  They are marked by the perfect balance between the subtle, distinguished aroma and powerful, virile body and are extremely "food-friendly." Powerful and complex flavors, verging on the dry side, but with a roundness, very well balance and a very long, semi-dry finish." Gustave Lorentz

 

Country:
France
Region:
France- Alsace
Type:
Wine White
Variety:
Wine White - Riesling
Vintage:
2012
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 50-100

$67.50