2018 Gewürtztraminer

2017 Gewuerztraminer Spaetlese 900pxTASTING NOTE by:

Professional tasting note by Jenny:

Tasted on 27/3/2020
Glass choice: Gabriel Glass Gold Edition

Appearance: Clear, medium golden yellow.

Aroma: Clean with pronounced intensity
Aromatic expression: floral, tropical spicy primary aromas of:
Rose blossom, lychee, white pepper, orange marmalade and orange peel.
with a hint of tertiary aromas: honey, hay, cinnamon
Stage of development: first note of maturity

Sweetness: Semi-sweet
Acidity: Soft medium acidity
Alcohol:Well integrated medium alcohol
Body: Medium body
Intensity: Distinctive flavour intensity
Flavour expression: Ginger, nutmeg, almonds, orange peel, litchi
No bitterness
Finish: medium (+)

Overall impression:
Very good quality: soft wine typical of the grape variety.

Potential: Can be drunk, but still has at least 10 years ageing potential

Recommended food: Epoisses (red smear cheese) with mountain honey and dried mango
Recommended drinking temperature: 9-11°C


Tasting notes from Patrick
On the nose, fine rose petals and some lychee on a base of many different spice aromas. On the palate very full, rather discreet acidity and appropriate sweetness. Peach is added as an aroma here.

Long finish with flavours of peach, rose petals and lychee.

Our Gewürztraminer is grown on volcanic soil in the Bischoffinger Steinbuck site. In 2018 we had a very early harvest. We were able to let the grapes ripen on the vine for a very long time, so that we were able to harvest a late harvest this year. The grapes were picked and sorted by hand. Gentle processing in the cellar to preserve the beautiful aroma. Fermentation and maturation took place in stainless steel.

Alcohol: 12,0 % vol.
Residual sugar: 43,9 g/l
Acidity: 4,6 g/l
Sugar-free extract: 21,2 g/l

Foie gras terrine, marzipan, subtly spicy soft cheese on fruit bread.