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Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2011


Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2011

Bottling date :
September 2012
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
57.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.6 g/l H2S04
pH :
Yield :
29 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
30 years
Terroir :
Oligocene calcareous, facing West, steep slope
Indice :

Description :

The Gewurztraminer is located on the latest and coolest part of the Heimbourg, facing west with a little less direct sunshine, where the marl-limestone soils are actually the deepest. These characteristics were ideal in 2011, because the grapes achieved high ripeness but also retained great acidity. The fermentation was relatively fast, but the wine kept some important sweetness. We have sadly decided to pull out this vineyard after the 2012 crop, as some wood disease is decimating the vines.

Tasting Notes :

2/2013: yellow pale color, which, like many 2011, doesn’t indicate the richness of the wine. The nose is still a little timid but opens up quickly to show profound floral aromas (ancient roses, lily) and a pleasant sweetness sensation. At the beginning, the palate shows delicacy and progressively the power of the wine gets more and more present. It is then possible to find the spicy notes and structure so typical of limestone. Tannins and acidity show good ripeness and an excellent ageing potential. The structure brought by the vineyard dominates the sweetness.