Eye: light gold yellow color
Nose: intense, fresh nose of white flowers, refined complexity; very expressive and charming!
Mouth: a frank and pure attack, nice balance, strong fruitiness with a dry and elegant finish. A great Pinot Blanc with great primary fruit aromas, very approachable.
Food pairing: It’s a great matching with hot or cold starters, fish dishes, mussels and cold fish pate, white meat. Perfect wine by the glass, with a buffet or on a warm day when thirsty! The most versatile wine from Gustave Lorentz.
Origin: Various hill-sides around the little village of Bergheim with a predominance of heavy soils compound by clay and limestone.
There is no doubt that this 2018 vintage will go down in history, both in terms of the unusual climatic conditions that marked the year, as well as the progress and quality of the harvest.
Throughout the year, the weather conditions were dreadful! During the first 7 months, Alsace recorded the equivalent of one full year of rainfall, allowing the soils to replenish their water reserves. Despite this, the growth cycle has been done perfectly. While budburst was later than in previous years, flowering was very fast and very early (late May), underlining the earliest maturity of the vintage.
The conditions of the harvest were absolutely exceptional, with perfect quality and quantity. The first results in the cellar are very promising: very satisfactory balances despite lower acidity than in the average year, very aromatic and fruity wines, with beautiful dry extracts.