|Bottling :||September 2004|
|Acquired alcohol :||17°|
|Residual sugar :||4.5 g/l|
|Total acidity :||2.3 g/l H2SO4|
|Yield :||34 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2012-2025+|
|Average age of vines :||20 years|
|Terroir :||Grand Cru Goldert|
|Sweetness index :||1|
|Available for sale :||Yes|
|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.
Early tasting note (6/2004): 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.