Gustave Lorentz 2010 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Gewurztraminer (Alsace Grand Cru)
With rich apricot juice, sweet red apples and a dry spiciness, it is complex and has aging potential. A mineral element in the texture emphasizes the dry yet rich nature of the wine. Drink from 2015.
Gustave Lorentz 2007 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer (Alsace)
This is a surprisingly reticent wine, with a forward spicy character that translates into a more elegant, rounded wine. The acidity and firm structure help to texture the lychee flavor. Pair this with food.
Gustave Lorentz 2007 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Riesling (Alsace)
A delicious wine that’s now approaching maturity, but it still promises to age for several years. Its crisp flavors of green and white fruits are merging into notes of toast, yeast and herb. It shows a mineral texture and tense acidity.
Gustave Lorentz 2006 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Gewurztraminer (Alsace)
Perfumed wine, sweet, exuding superripe fruits, lychee and mango with yellow nectarine acidity. The wine is very rich, a potpourri of exotic flavors and final spice.
Gustave Lorentz 2002 Altenberg de Bergheim Pinot Gris Grand Cru (Alsace)
Soft, full, rich and spicy, this is an intense wine, expressing the essence of Pinot Gris. It’s ripe, off-dry, but with a core of dry toast and almond flavors which go with the pear and nutmeg tastes. This is still a young wine – Lorentz advises 10-15 years aging: more realistic would be another 3-4.
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Gustave Lorentz 2000 Grand Cru Kanzlerberg Riesling (Alsace)
The Gustave Lorentz style with its emphasis on pure fruit flavors really shines through with this wine. There is some petrol character, but the main impression is of pure grapefruit flavors, streaked through with acidity, with crisp, green fruits and a great refreshing bone dry aftertaste.
Gustave Lorentz 2010 Burg Riesling (Alsace)
This is a beautifully perfumed wine that’s fragrant with white spring blossoms and flavored with bright fruit flavors. The palate has remarkable structure with intense acidity that lends zest and zing, and a fine, lively feeling on the finish. Drink until 2020.
Gustave Lorentz 2007 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Pinot Gris (Alsace)
With its gold color, this looks like an opulent wine—a fact confirmed on the palate. It remains essentially dry; its opulence translated into great swathes of perfumed tropical fruits. It has weight, the sort of wine to go with rich sauces—or even by itself.