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Gewurztraminer 2007

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Gewurztraminer 2007

Bottling date :
September 2008
Alcohol :
15.5°
Residual sugar :
14.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.5 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.8
Yield :
45 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2009-2019
Average age of the vines :
29 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil on valley floor, marl limestone
Indice :
2

Description :

Like all previous years, this gewurztraminer mostly originates from the Herrenweg vineyard. We added some grapes from the Heimbourg and Wintzenheim in order to complete the cask. 2007 had the ideal type of climate profile that suited perfectly this complicated grape variety: early flowering, cool summer which prolonged the ripening process and then perfect dry and sunny weather to concentrate flavours and bring a lot of richness to the grapes. Before August, we feared it would be a too precocious vintage, but in fact 2007 had an extremely long growing season, giving strong spicy flavours to the gewurztraminer. Better than 2005? I think so…


Tasting Notes :

11/2008: a relatively fast and easy fermentation produced a powerful intense gewürztraminer. The nose is a perfect combination of the classic ancient rose, litchi fruits and more complex spicy, peppery, new leather aromas. It really is very powerful and profound. The palate is of no surprise at this stage. The gravely soil allows the aromas to be very expressive at an early stage, so there is no need to wait to enjoy this wine. There is some roundness, mostly on the middle of the palate, but high ripeness and cool summer also mean more natural phenols and acidity, so the finish is clean and tight. This wine will be perfect with poultry, smoked food, onion pie, turkey, cheese, and of course anything spicy that needs the extra factor in the wine….