Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Goldert 2003

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Goldert 2003 - Magnum

Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2004
Acquired alcohol : 17°
Residual sugar : 4.5 g/l
Total acidity : 1.7 g/l H2SO4 (2.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 4.0
Yield : 34 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2012-2025+
Average age of vines : 20 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Goldert
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East facing, Gentle slope, Oolithic calcareous
Format : 1.5 L

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Goldert 2003 - Magnum

The Goldert Grand Cru vineyard, in the village of Gueberschwihr, is located on a rich and deep calcareous soil, in a slightly cooler climate. Those vines didn’t suffer from the drought at all. The only consequence of this very dry vintage is that the botrytis couldn’t develop, and we are used to see a lot of noble rot in this vineyard. The grapes were harvested very ripe, and the yeast fermented very vigorously through all the sugar.

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Goldert 2003

Tasting notes

06/2004 : the nose shows intense spicy/mineral aromas, still characterized by the total lees contact. Difficult to imagine on the nose that this wine is fully dry ! The palate is powerful and long, balanced with ripe tannins and intense aromatics.

10/2004 : much more open on the nose now, but still dominated with earthy/spicy aromas. Very powerful mouth. The alcohol level is frightening, but is in fact needed by the wine. Feels harmonious, with great ripe tannins.