ounded in 1836, the Gustave Lorentz winery owns 40 hectares of Bergheim hillside, 12 hectares of which are on the Grand Cru (vintage wine) Altenberg de Bergheim and 1.5 hectares on the Grand Cru Kanzlerberg. The wines have organic certifiation since 2012. They now produce 1.8 million bottles. Crémants, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscats sourced from Bergheim express their unique character from one vintage to the next.
This top-of-the-range wine is without a doubt the winery’s best known. On the fringes of the medieval citadel of Bergheim, the nurturing vineyard runs across the south face of Grasberg hill on a fairly steep slope at an altitude of 220 to 320 metres. Produced for over 50 years in the same Grand Cru spirit, well before the arrival of Grands Crus in Alsace, this complex wine with long finish and fine mineral notes on the nose, is the perfect match for fine dining.