FRANCE

Gewurztraminer de Rorschwihr
2004 Gewurztraminer

Viticulture

Vineyard: Selected from several vineyards in Rorschwihr
Soil Type: Clayey, marly-limy
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
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Yield:

Vinification:

This type of terroir gives a powerful structure, richness, spicy aromas and long life to its wines, it is ideal for Gewurztraminer.
This Gewürztraminer comes from several vineyards from Rorschwihr, it is not vineyard specific.
The grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness when the pip's color has become brown, fermentation starts on its own with indigenous yeast and will stop by itself. The wine is bottled within 11 months from harvest, the bottles are stored in the cellar and released when the wine is finally ready for consumption. The 2004 was released in 2008.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light color.
Nose: Spicy with ginger and cinnamon and some orange peel on the nose. Big and bold.
Palate: The palate is more subdued and elegant, with still some spice but also some grapefruit and a good balance. A rather opulent wine with a lot of fruit, spices and a good acid backbone.
Other: Ideal with Spicy Asian food.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13
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