The Suzukii fruit fly is definitely a red Muscat d’Alsace (petit grain) connoisseur! The Muscat d’Alsace grapes can be red or white, and, sadly, it was impossible to harvest the red ones. This is the first time that we made this wine only with the white Muscat. We feel that the red is somehow more pungent and the white is crisper and elegant. The Goldert has an old and long reputation for producing some of the most age worthy Muscat in Alsace. The cooler climate/late ripening situation and the deep rich marl limestone help increasing the acidity. The 2014 was aged longer on the lees due to an extraordinary slow fermentation (15 months) but managed to finish bone dry.
6/2016: bright yellow colour. The nose is amazingly tight and still reductive from the long lees contact. Hours of aeration will reveal beautiful complex fruit/floral aromatics. The palate is tight, firm, very dry and if it wouldn’t be for the aromatics of the wine, it could be taken for a Riesling. The palate shows a vivacious structure and despite the lower alcohol level, it finishes with a big long lasting impact. Please allow it to age and aeration will be necessary to enjoy it.