Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Evidence Organic 2021
Fresh, elegant and aromatic. In the fragrance you can smell peach, pear, lime blossom and acacia. The taste is fresh, fruity and balanced with a refined minerality and a long, slightly salty finish. A fantastic organic Alsace wine from one of the best wineries in this region.
Serve with fish in sauces, smoked fish, crab, white meat and aromatic cheeses. In Alsace, they serve it with Tourteau crab tartare with lemon zest and a butter lettuce coulis. FACT: Despite the 5.5 grams of residual sweetness, this organic pinot gris is officially classified as 'sec' (dry). This is permitted in Alsace if the wine contains no more than 2 gr/l less acid, in this case 4.6 grams. This keeps the wine dry in taste.
Origin: France, Alsace, Vineyards located in the Haut-Rhin, the southern part of Alsace, around the town of Bergheim. The soil contains a lot of lime and clay.
Organic wine. Vinification takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
GRAPES: pinot gris (100%)
ALCOHOL PERCENT: 14.00%
Gustave Lorentz was founded in 1836, but the Lorentz family's wine history dates back to the mid-17th century. Jean-Georges Lorentz, blacksmith and winegrower, was the first family member to settle in Bergheim in 1748 in the heart of Alsace. “One family, one village and seven generations of winegrowers” is today the slogan of winery Gustave Lorentz.
Georges Lorentz has been in charge since 1995 and the eighth generation - his three daughters - is getting ready to join the company as well. Gustave Lorentz owns a total of 33 hectares of vineyards on the hillsides around Bergheim. Of the 33 hectares, just under half are classified as Grand Cru. Since taking office, Georges has implemented quite a few modern insights. In addition to quality, the focus is also on balance, purity, personality and drinkability. Sustainability is of crucial importance to Georges. Since 2012, all own vineyards have been certified organic by EcoCert.
If you are once in Alsace, try to visit Gustave Lorentz in Bergheim. Beautifully situated you will find a modern winery with people who love the profession. The Lorentz family has been making beautiful wines for generations. With a fresh clear pure style.