Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2010

Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2010 - Vendange Tardive

Sweet Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2011
Acquired alcohol : 10.5°
Residual sugar : 131.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.2 g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.7
Yield : 14 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2014-2035+
Average age of vines : 65 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 5
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2010 - Vendange Tardive

This wine is made from grapes originating from the Wintzenheim old vines and some of the Herrenweg old vines. In both areas, the crop was very small. Both vineyards also have very similar soil type (gravelly alluvial soils) and were harvested the same day. Assembling these two wines allowed us to produce a decent volume. The noble rot had spread a lot over most clusters and it was not a surprise to see that this Vendange Tardive is in fact very close to a Sélection de Grains Nobles in style, ripeness and yields. It wasn’t possible to make any selection at harvest as the crop was already very small! The fermentation was slow and stopped early, keeping a large amount of residual sweetness.

Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2010

Tasting notes

03/2012 : The nose is very expressive and aromatic, showing strong ripe exotic fruits and noble rot character (chocolate, roasted aromas, honey). Usually these vineyards do not produce very mineral style wines, but here, concentration and old vines helping, this wine shows a very interesting complex saline finish. The sweetness takes over the palate in a gentle way because the alcohol is quite low and the sensation of acidity leaves a fresh touch. Stilton, Roquefort or a light fruit pie please !