- Gustave Lorentz has been family owned since its inception in 1836, currently run by 6th gen. Georges Lorentz.
- The estate is comprised of 33ha of prized vineyards on high quality hillside sites around Bergheim, including 12 ha of Altenberg Grand Cru, and 1.5 ha of Kanzlerberg Grand Cru.
- As of 2012, all of the estate’s vineyards are certified organic.
- Gustave Lorentz was among the first Alsace wineries to adopt Stelvin screw cap closures.
- Gustave Lorentz wines possess remarkable texture, fine balance, and multi-faceted, expressive aromatics.
“A passion for the business drove Charles LORENTZ Father to focus on excellence by developing his vineyard on the ALTENBERG hillside in BERGHEIM. Historically, the harvests from these hills with exceptional potential are vinified separately. Thus Riesling, Pinot-Gris, Gewurztraminer and other Muscats native to this Altenberg express this region’s unique character from vintage to vintage. The result of this persistent obstinacy was the classification of the vineyard to the rank of Grand Cru in 1983. The second of the Grands Crus owned, more modest in size, is the KANZLERBERG. A rich heir to a long history linked to the Knights of St John and the Order of the Templar, it allows, on its gypsum marl soil, expression of the complex finesse of the Riesling, and more recently the Pinot Gris. We understand, for your enjoyment, that these exceptional wines are, above all, wines with great ageing potential, not revealing their immense potential until some years of rest. According to these rules, our various Bergheim terroirs give the five varieties in our “Cuvée Particular” range a strong personality: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot-Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir are the result of our permanent quest to match the grape variety to the soil and the climate. We have this same concern for the selection of varieties, showing the best of the personality of all our varieties in our “Reserve” and “Millésimé” wine ranges. It is through this experience, which is more than a century old, that we strive to best express our varieties of our unique geology. But depending on the vintage, to exceed the limits by taking the risk of sacrificing some of our more mature grapes, to the vagaries of the weather. When nature is mild, then it will give us the opportunity to get beautiful “Late Harvests” and even more concentrated, our rare “Sélection de Grains Nobles” harvested after successive sorting when the grapes are rotting (botrytis cinerea).”
PINOT BLANC ‘LES CRUSTACES’
CREMANT D’ALSACE BRUT
RIESLING BURG BIO
PINOT GRIS RESERVE