Description/ Tasting NotesExtraordinary depth, dominated by ripe yellow fruit, dried apricot and nectarine. It evolves to reveal a mineral character, of marl-limestone soil, some smoky and iodized notes. Well structured, rich, deep and underpinned by a taut, saline backbone. Full and voluptuous initially, then gives way to a more direct and tense structure. The presence, body and volume that this wine presents on the palate are nothing short of incredible.
Winery Info/ Brand
Since 1836 la Maison Gustave Lorentz owns a 33ha vineyard in Bergheim including 13.5ha for the Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim and 1.5ha for the Grand Cru Kanzierberg. And since 2012, its estate has been certified Organic Agriculture by Ecocert, a guarantee of their production methods.
Region Info/ Origin
Alsace is a northeastern French region on the Rhine River plain. Bordering Germany and Switzerland, it has alternated between German and French control over the centuries and reflected a mix of the two cultures. Its capital, Strasbourg, is centred on the Ill River's Grand Ïle island, bordered by canals and home to the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, with its animated astronomical clock.