Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2013
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Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2013
This wine comes from a vineyard planted in 1947 by my grandfather. It is located west of Wintzenheim on a fine gravel soil. Composed of plants from local massal selections, we have selected and often re-collected plants from this large parcel for our current plantings. Yields are low, sometimes too low, but the grapes always reach a good ripeness while maintaining a complex profile (clonal selections are often too 'varietal' - perfume aromas - for our taste). Until 2011, this wine was part of our Wintzenheim village wine. Although very rich and mellow most vintages, the 2013 produced a dry wine.
3/2015: Spicy aromas, smoked bacon, pepper... This wine opens up to floral aromas, but this all reserve expression is typical for this style of Gewurztraminer, especially without the presence of noble rot. The palate gives a sensation of total absence of sugars, sensation reinforced by a nice tannic presence. We are close to a red wine structure. The finish is more velvety and less aggressive. Forget the aperitif, here is a Gewurztraminer for the table!