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Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Reserve 1987

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought two bottles of this wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/129080.Alsace is an appellation created in 1962,although there has been viticulture here since at least the medieval era,producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border.Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine.Appellation rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'flute d'Alsace' This is the only French appellation where the grape type has to appear on the label.My bottle is pinot gris [known as pinot grigio in some parts of the world] and comes from the large Gustave Lorentz concern.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes.It is an off-dry or semi-sweet rather than a dry wine.There is a sweet citrus [think satsuma] kind of fruit. It was not quite what I had expected but it was a good accompaniment to the fish cakes

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Gustave Lorentz:
One can't be a winemaker without passion: the severity of the elements, the limitless work required by the vines leading to the prestigious results obtained each year demand a special passion - the one that burns within us. The Cotes of Altenberg and Kanzlerberg It was this passion that drove Charles Lorentz senior to bank on it's excellence, in developing his vineyard on the slopes of the Al... Read more
One can't be a winemaker without passion: the severity of the elements, the limitless work required by the vines leading to the prestigious results obtained each year demand a special passion - the one that burns within us. The Cotes of Altenberg and Kanzlerberg It was this passion that drove Charles Lorentz senior to bank on it's excellence, in developing his vineyard on the slopes of the Altenburg near Bergheim. The grapes grown in this exceptional terroir have always been vinified separately. Riesling, Pinot-Gris, Gewurztraminer and other Muscats that originate on these slopes demonstrate from vintage to vintage, a unique character. This obstinate perseverance resulted in the awarding of the supreme accolade "Grand Cru" in 1983. The second "Grand Cru" of the domain, smaller in area, is the Kanzlerberg. A rich heritage and long history bound up with the Knights of St John and the Knights Templar, it allows through its chalky marl soil, the finesse of the Rieslings, and more recently, the Pinot-Gris, to shine through Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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03/19/2018

I bought two bottles of this wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/129080.Alsace is an appellation created in 1962,although there has been viticulture here since at least the medieval era,producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border.Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine.Appellation rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'flute d'Alsace' This is the only French appellation where the grape type has to appear on the label.My bottle is pinot gris [known as pinot grigio in some parts of the world] and comes from the large Gustave Lorentz concern.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes.It is an off-dry or semi-sweet rather than a dry wine.There is a sweet citrus [think satsuma] kind of fruit. It was not quite what I had expected but it was a good accompaniment to the fish cakes




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