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Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Reserve 2018 Details

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Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Reserve 2018

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Tasting Notes

The Gewurztraminer Reserve has a clear, golden yellow color, with an expressive floral nose redolent of roses, as well as apricots and tropical fruit. It’s fresh and supple, complex and rich, with an impressive structure. Tastes of exotic fruits and spices with a peppery/ginger finish – well-balanced and dry-ish.

Winemaker Notes

The soil is a mix of clay and limestone. The limestone, deep "Muschelkalk" (fossil) below the surface, allow the grapes to reach maturity. All grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The wine goes through a settling of the juice (debourbage) which eliminates the impurities contained in the must. Fermentation takes place in concrete vats lined with glass under temperature control. This vintage is very pleasant in its youth but also has an aging potential of 5 to 7 years.

Pairings

This wine can be enjoyed with spicy, Chinese food, sweet & sour dishes, mild curry or Tandoori chicken.

Awards

2017: 94 Pts 'Excellent' - World Wine Championships, 2014
2013: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Oct 2019
2013: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2017
2011: 'Excellent' - BigGerthanyOurHead.com, Oct. 2013
2008: Wine Spectator, Web Review 2009

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Gewurztraminer
Appellation Alsace
Residual Sugar 10 g/l
Alcohol % 12.6%
Size 750 ml