When it comes to French whites, my favourites tend to come from Alsace or the Loire. This means any time I am set to drink a white wine from either region, great anticipation comes to bear and the Gustave Lorentz Rèserve Riesling 2013, from Alsace, did not fail my blunt statement reagarding favourite French white wine regions.
Since 1836, the Maison Gustave Lorentz has taken extreme pride in its respect for the vine, terroir and methodology, attributing each of these to its successful wine production processes.
In the cellar, each variety, each vintage, each denomination and each appelation will be treated with special care and the following will continue even with the technologies at its disposal:
Respect for the grape : pressing of whole grapes using pneumatic pressing equipment.
Respect for the must: Settling through sedimentation: a natural method to remove impurities before fermentation.
Respect for the alchemy of the alcoholic fermentation: a gently control thanks to the thermoregulation.
Respect for the wine: clarification through gentle filtration so as not to spoil the wine’s constituents.
Respect for the product: choice of the packaging elements most suited to our wines to guarantee their optimal evolution.
On colour, the Gustave Lorentz Rèserve Riesling 2013 holds a pale golden hue. On the nose, you’ll grasp a blend of scents like no other. The nose produces, pear, melon, plum and a scrumptious floral bouquet, creating a truly wondrous aura. On the palate, you’ll note the wines fruit forward structure, acidity and light minerality. This is a wine that can easily age for a few years and undoubtedly give more.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $18.95
We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5