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Gewurztraminer Gueberschwihr 2008

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Gewurztraminer Gueberschwihr 2008

Bottling date :
September 2009
Alcohol :
14°
Residual sugar :
6.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
5.1 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.3
Yield :
54 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2010-2020
Average age of the vines :
25 years
Terroir :
Limestone-calcareous-siliceous, facing East and South. Gentle slope
Indice :
1

Description :

This is our only little vineyard (only 100cs produced every year) of Gewurztraminer in Gueberschwihr which is not located in the Grand Cru Goldert. The soil is made of a blend of marl, limestone and some sandstone that was eroded from the hills above and got mixed up. What differentiates this area to the neighbouring GC vineyard is the fact that we do not have much high quality clay here. (High quality clay is clay with a high exchange ratio and high capacity to fix minerals and therefore link with the humus in the soil). So less minerality and complexity in the wines, but, however, it has an interesting location for producing drier, more elegant style Gewurztraminer because of a later ripening climate and good acidity.


Tasting Notes :

2/2010: this wine shows elegant discreet flowers, acacia honey and a nice delicate mineral nose. This is not the huge big Gewurz style and would perhaps please more the Riesling lovers. The palate tastes almost crisp with a medium power. There is very little sweetness and tannins, so the palate has a dry velvety feel. The aromas eventually wake up on the finish. This is a very easy Gewurztraminer to use with food…