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Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2013


Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2013

Bottling date :
September 2014
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
5.8 g/l
Total Acidity :
2.7 g/l H2SO4
pH :
Yield :
39 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
66 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil, valley floor
Indice :

Description :

This wine comes from a vineyard planted in 1947 by my grandfather. It is located west of Wintzenheim on an alluvial gravely soil. Needless to say that at this time, the massal selection of Gewurztraminer used was very interesting. We still select buds from this vineyard for our current plantations. Yields can be quite low and grapes always achieve perfect ripeness. Until 2011, this wine was part of our ‘Wintzenheim’ blend, but since then we are now bottling it separately. When most years it produces a relatively rich style, in 2013 the grapes were healthy and the fermentation went to the end.

Tasting Notes :

3/2015: powerful and severe spicy nose. It almost feels like this wine originates from a limestone vineyard. It takes a long time for the aromas to develop revealing bacon, smoke, pepper… Some floral character will certainly open up as the wine ages, but it will take time. The palate feels very dry. There is a strong presence of tannins in this wine as well, giving an almost red wine structure. The finish becomes gradually more gentle and velvety. This is a typical Gewurztraminer to go with spicy/peppery food or anything smoked. Forget the aperitif!