Gewurztraminer Tradition 2016

A well-balanced Gewurztraminer!

Story

The vintage
After a number of low yield harvests, the 2016 production was normal.
Initially, cool, wet temperatures slowed the spring vegetative growth greatly. Fortunately, the weather improved but residual moisture created perfect conditions for mildew. Extra vigilance was demanded to protect the crop. An August heatwave and subsequent warm weeks until harvest created water stress in some fields but the grapes eventually ripened perfectly.
Harvest began on September 20th and finished 7 weeks later.
In the cellar, a few fermentations finished more quickly than in the past. The wines are well balanced, fresh, and easy to drink.
Terroir
calcareous clay soil
Varietals
Gewürztraminer : 100%
Specifications
Residual Sugar (g/l): 22.3 g/l
pH: 3.64
Acidity (g/l): 4.3 g/l
Alcohol content: 12.5 % vol.
Farming Label: AB Agriculture Biologique
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Can be kept between 3 and 5 years. The ideal serving temperature is 8-10°C.
Tasting notes
Ripe notes of pear and peach fill the nose of this wine. The palate is fresh and balanced. Excellent as an apéritif with fish and poultry tajine, strong cheese.

Reviews

89/100
"Ripe notes of pear and peach fill the nose on this wine. They are even more expressive on the juicy, medium-sweet palate where residual sweetness boosts the ripe exuberance. Freshness counters this and balances the fruit a bit on this total peach bomb." [+]
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