Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2006

Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2006

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2009
Acquired alcohol : 15.5°
Residual sugar :
Total acidity : 3.5 g/l H2SO4 / (5.4g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.5
Yield : 35 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1983
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, Exposé ouest, Medium to steep slope

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2006

The Gewurztraminer is planted on the lower and west facing section of the Heimbourg vineyard. The soil is slightly richer and ripeness progresses slowly but surely. Due to the late precocity, this calcareous vineyard is also ideal for late harvest/SGN style, as the botrytis develops late and evenly. For the same reason as most other vineyards in 2006, we didn’t want to push our luck and harvest too late, so the grapes were picked just before real VT level, but still with lots of botrytis. The fermentation was the slowest of all, resulting in a wine with more sweetness than any other in 2006.

Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2006

Tasting notes

01/2008 : Even if this wine is still in cask at this time, the nose is already amazingly open, showing lots of fresh floral, geranium, old roses aromas. The palate is gentle, surely dominated by the important residual sweetness, but also balanced with excellent acidity. This wine suits its sweetness very well. This is more a dessert style wine, but a very enjoyable and aromatic one.