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2017 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes

$29.99
2017 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes

Decanter 97 points Platinum Medal! (Decanter World Wine Awards) (Tasting Panel)"
Vibrant and inviting, with gorgeous aromatics of honey, ginger, chalk and grapefruit, then on to a plush palate layered with lush, roasted pineapple, bright acidity and a saline minerality."
On par with producers like Zind-Humbrecht and Trimbach, Gustave Lorentz is a bit more underground and, as a result, still has very reasonable pricing with very few bottles imported. We tasted a bottle recently and were so impressed that we had to get more. Bright yellow in color, wonderful nose of fresh and energetic with bright Lemon and lime peel, bees wax, white flowers, and a slightly tropical palate with pineapple, apricot, and peach. Well balanced with excellent acidity that will help this wine age effortlessly for up to 10 years.Old vine concentration with exceptional depth, mineral presence, and energy. This is highly recommended for those that like racy mineral-driven white wines and is the best buy for Alsace this vintage. A total steal for the money!

As we have been saying, the wines from Gustave Lorentz are excellent and fairly priced examples of Alsace. We have the new release of one of their two grand crus, which is a follow-up to the 2017 Kanzlerber we offered recently. The 2016 Altenberg de Bergheim was a best seller last year, and the 2017 looks to be equally great. The first mention of the Lorentz family was in the 17th century in the northeastern Alsatian commune of Ribeauvillé, eventually settling slightly north in Bergheim some 50 years later. Seven generations have passed, and Georges Lorentz now helms this old estate producing Reisling, Guwerstaminer, and Pinot Gris in a fabulous, tightly knit, dynamic fashion. Practicing organic viticulture on his 33 hectares of vines, Georges takes great lengths to respect the land and coax the most vineyard expression out of his wines. At the top of that list are Altenberg de Bergheim's grand cru vines that are between 35 and 50 years old planted on a mix of clay and limestone. This site has been recognized for producing exceptional wines since the 13th century, noted for its powerful yet aromatically complex and energetic wines. 2017 is considered a great vintage despite some hardship during the growing season, which drastically limited yields, but what remained with concentrated with an excellent dynamic between richness and acidity. Typically a $60 dollar bottle on release, this is an incredible buy for a Grand Cru old vine Riesling that delivers exceptional quality for the price. We have the only bottles available in the USA right now, and it's a value not to miss for fans of Riesling!

2017 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes

2017 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes

$59.99 -50%
$29.99
$59.99 -50%
$29.99


Decanter 97 points Platinum Medal! (Decanter World Wine Awards) (Tasting Panel)"
Vibrant and inviting, with gorgeous aromatics of honey, ginger, chalk and grapefruit, then on to a plush palate layered with lush, roasted pineapple, bright acidity and a saline minerality."
On par with producers like Zind-Humbrecht and Trimbach, Gustave Lorentz is a bit more underground and, as a result, still has very reasonable pricing with very few bottles imported. We tasted a bottle recently and were so impressed that we had to get more. Bright yellow in color, wonderful nose of fresh and energetic with bright Lemon and lime peel, bees wax, white flowers, and a slightly tropical palate with pineapple, apricot, and peach. Well balanced with excellent acidity that will help this wine age effortlessly for up to 10 years.Old vine concentration with exceptional depth, mineral presence, and energy. This is highly recommended for those that like racy mineral-driven white wines and is the best buy for Alsace this vintage. A total steal for the money!

As we have been saying, the wines from Gustave Lorentz are excellent and fairly priced examples of Alsace. We have the new release of one of their two grand crus, which is a follow-up to the 2017 Kanzlerber we offered recently. The 2016 Altenberg de Bergheim was a best seller last year, and the 2017 looks to be equally great. The first mention of the Lorentz family was in the 17th century in the northeastern Alsatian commune of Ribeauvillé, eventually settling slightly north in Bergheim some 50 years later. Seven generations have passed, and Georges Lorentz now helms this old estate producing Reisling, Guwerstaminer, and Pinot Gris in a fabulous, tightly knit, dynamic fashion. Practicing organic viticulture on his 33 hectares of vines, Georges takes great lengths to respect the land and coax the most vineyard expression out of his wines. At the top of that list are Altenberg de Bergheim's grand cru vines that are between 35 and 50 years old planted on a mix of clay and limestone. This site has been recognized for producing exceptional wines since the 13th century, noted for its powerful yet aromatically complex and energetic wines. 2017 is considered a great vintage despite some hardship during the growing season, which drastically limited yields, but what remained with concentrated with an excellent dynamic between richness and acidity. Typically a $60 dollar bottle on release, this is an incredible buy for a Grand Cru old vine Riesling that delivers exceptional quality for the price. We have the only bottles available in the USA right now, and it's a value not to miss for fans of Riesling!