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Gewurztraminer Goldert Grand Cru 2011

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Gewurztraminer Goldert Grand Cru 2011

Bottling date :
September 2012
Alcohol :
13.5°
Residual sugar :
62.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.0 g/l H2S04
pH :
3.7
Yield :
39 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2015-2026+
Average age of the vines :
28 years
Terroir :
Oolithic calcareous, gentle East facing slope
Indice :
5

Description :

The Goldert has a very discreet topography and is hiding amongst the surrounding hills. Its gentle east facing slope would not catch the tourist travelling on the wine road, but the expert eye would surely notice its beautiful golden limestone soil that is responsible for the quality of the wines and long-time high reputation. Associated with a cooler and less precocious climate, the Goldert is one of the latest Gewurztraminer to be harvested on the estate. The soil is deep and rich in marl; therefore the vigor of the vines and the yields can be important and need to be controlled. The 2011 vintage condition were perfect for this vineyard which was able to produce a rich intense wine.


Tasting Notes :

2/2013: faithful to himself, the Goldert shows delicate and persisting floral/fruity aromas (roses, litchi) as well as announcing a rich wine on the palate. The influence of the Goldert Grand Cru is on how fine and complex these aromas are presented. Most ordinary vineyard with such intensity would not be able to stay elegant. After some aeration, minerality kicks in (wet stones). The mouth is generous and expressive. The sweetness is well present right at the attack, without heaviness, and a noble bitterness allows for harmonious balance and ageing potential.