Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim 2002

Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim 2002

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 15.9°
Residual sugar : 19.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.9
Yield : 39 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 45 years
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Gravely soil and calcareous marls

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim 2002

The gewürztraminer Wintzenheim is a blend made from younger vines from the Hengst vineyards (planted 1978 and 1985) and a very old vineyard located in Wintzenheim, on a gravely soil similar to the Herrenweg. The presence of some calcareous soil in the blend gives a much firmer, more spicy and often drier character to the wine. In 2002, this gewürztraminer also fermented steadily to a powerful balance, despite the presence of some noble rot.

Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose is very spicy, the rose aromas are less intense but perhaps more subtle than the Turckheim. The analysis shows almost the same figures than the previous wine, but the palate tastes actually slightly drier, with the help also of noticeable tannins. Again, very high acidity and intense finish.