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Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim Vieilles Vignes 2007

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Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim Vieilles Vignes 2007

Bottling date :
September 2008
Alcohol :
15.5°
Residual sugar :
42.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.7 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.8
Yield :
30 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2011-2025
Average age of the vines :
31 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil on valley floor
Indice :
4

Description :

In 2006, we decided to vinify separately some of our oldest vineyards amongst the oldest ones we have in the Herrenweg. The result was quite amazing. To be honest, it isn’t just the little age difference with the Herrenweg wine that explain the big difference between the two wines. These ‘older vines’ are also located on the poorest and deepest gravely soil part of the Herrenweg. The result is more ripeness and concentration and also more intensity and complexity. Of course, we wouldn’t separate these vines if we needed them to complete the classic Herrenweg cask. The fermentation, like most Gewürztraminer in 2007, was powerful and fast. There is some residual sweetness, but they had to be expected at this level of ripeness.


Tasting Notes :

2/2009 : intense and seductive nose. Not as open and easy, which is actually a very good sign, it shows complex old roses, toffee, pepper aromas. The palate is big and luscious upfront, but develops into a harmonious finish. Of course residual sweetness is important, but not dominating the wine. This is Herrenweg at its best and not a wine for wimps…