Weinbach Grand Cru Furstentum Gewurztraminer 2015

OFF DRY. The Grand Cru Furstentum vineyard is one of the greatest terroirs for Gewürztraminer in all of Alsace and therefore the world. The soil is brown yet chalky with a pebbly structure that holds both moisture and heat. The slope is steep, south facing and between 300m and 400m in altitude. This is Gew&uu...


93 Points Stephen Tanzer's


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Varietal
Gewurztraminer
Brand Name
Domaine Weinbach
Style
White Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
FRANCE
Region
Alsace

Product Description

OFF DRY. The Grand Cru Furstentum vineyard is one of the greatest terroirs for Gewürztraminer in all of Alsace and therefore the world. The soil is brown yet chalky with a pebbly structure that holds both moisture and heat. The slope is steep, south facing and between 300m and 400m in altitude. This is Gewürztraminer of the very highest expression, with striking floral notes along with grapefruit, Moroccan spice and mixed peel aromas and flavours. Although intense and viscous, this is so wonderfully refined and pure with incredible precision and detail. As Catherine Faller noted, "You need to 'look' at it from a distance in order to get perspective. As you get closer it becomes more and more complex." It is a late harvest wine as the Fallers' believe Gewürz must be picked late in order to be fully expressive. However with 45 grams of residual sugar (2009 had 59g/l) and incandescent, vibrant acidity, this is significantly more lightweight than the denser 2009. This is often served with a savoury course in Alsace and is great with cheeses (a ripe Munster would be magic), fruit based desserts, with pre dessert or just on its own.

"Bright yellow. The stoniest of these 2010 gewurztraminers on the nose, offering aromas of fresh apricot, spices and smoked meat. Very concentrated and rich with extract, with substantial sweetness nicely balanced by firm acids. This seamless wine stands out for its inner-mouth tension and grip, with its stony minerality and deep core of spice accentuating the almost tannic impression on the plush, very fresh finish. Built to age."
93 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012


 

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