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Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim 2012

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Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim 2012

Bottling date :
August 2013
Alcohol :
14.5°
Residual sugar :
5.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
2.7 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.7
Yield :
45 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2014-2027
Average age of the vines :
65 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil on valley floor
Indice :
1

Description :

The alluvial, warm and well drained gravelly soil of the Herrenweg has shown us its capacity to ripen grapes to very high levels in recent vintages. The cooler month of August 2012 did delay the ripeness of this grape variety and at the same time prevented the sugars from rocketing. The 2012 Herrenweg was harvested with traditional ripeness and therefore was able to complete the fermentation, quite quickly, in a dry style.


Tasting Notes :

2/2012: elegant combination of exotic fruits, citrus and light rose aromas, very typical of this precocious vineyard. There is an agreeable false sense of sweetness, very inviting, but the palate comes a total surprise. The wine has an elegant power, tastes dry with a smooth finish. Perfect physiological ripeness explains the absence of harsh phenols, often problematic on dry Gewurztraminer. The finish is delicious. The wine keeps extremely well and can stand a long aeration.