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Aging and Appreciating Alsace
Presenting 10 top quality examples of Riesling & Gewürztraminer from Alsace, Europe and the New World, Gorges Lorentz – the 6th generation President of Gustave Lorentz – will discuss terroir, climate and history in SPIT’s March Workshop Golden Age of Alsace: Style, Aging & Market for Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
Following this, he’ll compare and contrast the styles of Alsatian wines with their global counterparts, including an in-depth examination and tasting of how Riesling and Gewürztraminer age. Finally, as an on-trade expert, Georges will discuss the sales and marketing tactics for Alsatian styles and wines, with a focus on the immense food-pairing potential these wines present to the diverse cuisines of Asia.
Date 7 March 2018 (Wednesday)
Time 2:30pm-4:30pm (2:00am registration)
Venue MWM Wine School, Unit 1524, 15/F, 41 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong | MTR Exit B, 5-min Walk
Speaker Georges Lorentz, President & 6th Generation, Gustave Lorentz
Capacity 40 Pax *Limited seats. Registration on first-come, first-served basis
RSVP email to email@example.com / or fill in the form here
WineSPIT member Complimentary | Non-WineSPIT HK$390 (Contact us if you are interested to join/renew WineSPIT membership)
# 1 – Gustave Lorentz, Riesling Evidence “Vieilles Vignes” 2015, Alsace, France
# 2 – Gustave Lorentz, Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim “Vieilles Vignes” 2007, Alsace, France
# 3 – Tegernseerhof, Steinertal Riesling 2001, Wachau, Austria
# 4 – McGuigan, The Shortlist Riesling, 2016, Eden Valley, Australia
# 5 – Weingut Bürgerspital, Riesling Qualitätswin Trocken 2016, Würzburger, Germany
# 6 – Gustave Lorentz, Gewürztraminer Evidence 2015, Alsace, France
# 7 – Gustave Lorentz, Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim “Vieilles Vignes” 2010, Alsace, France
# 8 – Kellerei Bozen, Gewürztraminer Kleinstein 2016, Alto Adige, Italy
# 9 – Spy Valley, Gewürztraminer 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand
#10 – Hokkaido Wine, Tsurunuma Gewürztraminer 2015, Hokkaido, Japan (Blended with 10% Muscat)
The Gustave Lorentz family, has been making wine since 1836 in the heart of the Alsace, in the northeast corner of France, along the Rhine River. It is that same passion that drives Georges, the sixth generation of the Lorentz family to work in the Alsace wine industry. After 5 years at the viticulture school of Beaune, he studied international wine trade and management and gained experience while in various internships abroad.
Headquartered in the medieval village of Bergheim, 10km North of Colmar, Georges Lorentz oversees the production and export of nearly 1.7 million bottles of wines, making Gustave Lorentz one of the largest family-owned producers in Alsace. Georges shares his time between working in the cellars of Bergheim and passionately promoting the great white (and a few red) wines of the Domaine Gustave Lorentz. Georges cycles regularly both in the Alsace valley and the Vosges mountains, and loves to ski in winter.