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
I like to pair it with a wok of spicy vegetables and soy sauce, Chinese noodles
with shrimps, a fish curry risotto or a soft cheese and washed rind, like Géromé.
Serving temperature : 12°C.
The color is lemon yellow with light green reflections of good intensity. The disc is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine presents youth.
The nose is frank, pleasant and intense. We wcan smell a dominant of exotic scents, citrus fruits, candied orange, grapefruit, pear, peach, mango, passion fruit. AIring amplifies these smells and reveals a floral note, rose and spices, ginger, curry. The nose is remarkable for its freshness and exoticism. The palette presents a dazzling and racy complexity.
The attack on the palate is dense, soft, the alcoholic base is full-bodied. We evolve in a sinewy environment, marked by pearl. We find the range of aromas of the nose, always dominated by citrus fruits, grapefruit, candied orange, exotic fruits, peach, pear, passion fruit, mango, rose, spices, curry and ginger. There is a hint of firm bitterness. The finish has good length, 8-9 caudalies, as well as frank liveliness and lingering bitterness.
As usual, the balance impresses me with its tasty and structured appearance. The range of aromas ensures freshness and refinement.
Comments by Pascal Leonetti – October 2019
“Best Sommelier of France 2006”