Gewurztraminer Gustav Lorentz, Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim, 2010 Alsace, France

wine-riesling-grand-cru-altenberg-de-bergheim-gd-cru-altenberg-de-bergheim-blancGewurztraminer reaches its pinnacle of quality in Alsace. And since 1836 Gustav Lorentz has been producing some of the finest examples.

When harvested from a top site, such as this Grand Cru vineyard, and the yields are kept low, you can produce one of the world’s most heady and exotic wines. The perfume is so intense, the fruits so tropical and spicy, and the palate so dense and layered. The trademark aromatics of Gewurz are amongst the most beautiful in wine.

What is especially interesting is that the wines drink perfectly when just a few years old, but the best can age for a decade of more. The density of the stone fruit, pineapple, and lychee flavors are counterbalanced by a subtle yet bright acidity, creating the perfect balance.

We invite you to discover this fine white wine from Alsace, one of the world’s underrated treasures.

Food and wine pairing

Ideally suited to spicy Asian dishes, and other powerfully flavored food.

Review by James Cluer, Master of Wine http://www.finevintageltd.com