Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles A.O.P. Alsace 2015
alc 13% vol.
Limestone and chalky-clay
Direct pneumatic pressing (vertical drains to obtain high quality juices), clarification, controlled fermentation temperatures, racking and maturing on fine lees for 4 months. Ageing in vats for 5 months before bottling.
"Gewürz" means spice, in line with the character of this grape variety. Gewurztraminer has strong fruity flavors, such as pineapple or litchi, and most of the time notes of rose petal. The spices are generally defined by touches of nutmeg and white pepper. This wine's straw yellow color is strong and intense. The nose, which is already very expressive, delicately exhales notes of honey and gingerbread, mixed with orange peel. Extremely complex and rich, it also develops aromas of dried fig and sultana. The attack on the palate is ample and strong. Although derived from top quality grapes, this wine still displays a touch of pleasant acidity. It boasts good balance, however a couple of extra years are required before reaching its full potential. This wine is unctuous and fat on the palate, benefiting from an exceptional finish where jammy pear, cocoa and eucalyptus notes mix abundantly together.
It is at its best with foie gras and rich Asian cuisine. It goes perfectly well with Tarte Tatin served with a dollop of fresh cream or with a chocolate dessert. Last but not least, this wine is so good it can be served and enjoyed on its own.
Between 10 and 12°C
Can be conserved for up to 10 years