The gravelly soil of the Herrenweg were recognised for a long time for their aptitude to produce aromatic and fruity Gewurztraminer wines. This grape variety needs, more than any other one planted in Alsace, a perfect physiological ripeness and therefore a little bit more sunshine and heat. 2011 was favourable for high sugar ripeness, but in order to avoid excesses, it was important of being able to limit yields and choosing carefully the harvest date. Only the very old vines were harvested as VT with noble rot, the rest was presented into the Turckheim label. In Turckheim, at the opposite of Wintzenheim or Gueberschwihr, there are a few winegrowers who want to keep the tradition of using the village name, so it will be possible to continue to make Turckheim wines in the future.
2/2013: the color is pale yellow, despite a high ripeness level of the grapes. The nose doesn’t show such richness and is even maybe a little bit closed, only distilling a few floral aromas (roses, geranium). The palate is unctuous and pleasant, there is not heaviness as the alcohol is quite low for a Gewurztraminer. Like many 2011 wines, it will age nicely. Perfect with many spicy dishes!