Wine Gustave Lorentz, Pinot Gris Grand Cru, Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes, Alsace AOC, 2007
The wine has a magnificent golden color.
The taste of wine is a perfect balance between acidity and tannins. It felt tone pistachios, apples and apricots, as well as fruit and honey nuances. The finish is long and rich.
The bouquet of wine felt tones of tropical fruit, pineapple and sweet pepper.
The wine is recommended to serve as an aperitif, as well as accompaniment to venison, white meat, duck with sweet sauce, foie gras, as well as dishes from Thai and Indian cuisine.
For vintage Gustav Lorentz Pinot Gris Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim Vieille Vignes grapes are harvested by hand, after which the whole bunch pressed and the must is removed from the sludge. Then comes the turn of fermentation under strictly controlled temperature. Then the wine is kept in oak casks for 10-12 months.
The inscription in the name of the wine "Vieilles Vignes" means "old vine", which is true, as the age of the vines is 60 years. Ageing potential of this wonderful wine is 5-10 years.
Gustave Lorentz located in the town of Bergheim and has a land area of 66 acres, of which about 50% is occupied legendary vineyard Altenberg, as well as the entire vineyard Kantselberg.
Annual production capacity of the company Gustav Lorenz is more than 1.8 million bottles of wine making winery one of the largest producers of Alsace. Similar figures from major competitors and the manufacturer is 0.9 to 1.5 million bottles. In addition to the crop from its own vineyards, the company buys grapes from outside wine - 80% of the total beverage made from purchased grapes. For wine production company uses almost all the varieties of grapes that are grown in Alsace Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Riesling and others.