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Gustave Lorentz Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Kanzlerberg 2002

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The exceptional geology of the vineyard soil; marl, clay and limestone, has a significant effect on the style of this wine. Gustave Lorentz Riesling, Grand Cru, Altenberg de Bergheim 2002 is a voluptuous, soft Riesling that displays a pleasing minerality with bottle age. 12.5 % Alc.

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Winery: Gustave Lorentz
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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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Vintage: 1999 11/20/2007

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The exceptional geology of the vineyard soil; marl, clay and limestone, has a significant effect on the style of this wine. Gustave Lorentz Riesling, Grand Cru, Altenberg de Bergheim 2002 is a voluptuous, soft Riesling that displays a pleasing minerality with bottle age. 12.5 % Alc.

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