The Traminer is probably the most famous Alsace wine. It comes from the North of Italy and dates from the XVI century. The Gewurztraminer (literally means spicy or musky Traminer) is a selection of the most aromatic Traminer wines and became Gewurztraminer around the year 1950.
Our Gewurztraminer comes mainly from our named localities of Bollenberg and Bux as well as from the young vines from our Grand Cru vineyards.
Slow, pneumatic pressing was followed by static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for one to four months. Maturation on lees from six to eight months.
It goes well spicy cuisine. Thai : avocado salad with mango and red onions. Chinese : steamed chicken-crab specialities with fresh ginger. Creole : skewers of lobster – pineapple marinated with lemon, plantain banana grilled with chorizo. Or with a soft and washed-rind cheeses, such as the Vieux Lille. Serve at 12°C.Learn more about food & wine pairing
The robe is lemon yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth.
The nose is marked, pleasant and intense. We perceive a dominant of crystallized, overripe and exotic scents, passion fruit, mango, papaya, spices, white pepper and ginger. The airing enhances the previous scents and reveals banana, slight floral hint of violet and delicate vegetal of peppermint. The maturity of the grapes and the perfect state of health enhance the range of flavors. Remarkable nose !
The onset in the mouth is ample, marrowy and the alcohol support is full-bodied. The wine evolves on a medium of delicate and underlying vivacity, with a sparkling note. The range of flavors is in line with that of the nose, still dominated by exotic fruits, mango, passion fruit, papaya, grapefruit, spices, candied ginger, white pepper, flowers, violet and this delicate vegetal of peppermint. We can taste a delicate bitterness. The finish has a good length, 8-9 caudalies, a frank liveliness and a hint of persistent bitterness. Very beautiful balance, rich and tasty. The nervousness is still a bit dominated by the mellowness of the wine. The addictive range of flavors provides a lot of pleasure. Very beautiful wine !
Technical sheet by M. Pascal Leonetti
“Best Sommelier of France 2006”