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6207 OSTERTAG ALSACE GEWURZTRAMINER VIGNOBLE D'E 2011 750ml
6207 OSTERTAG ALSACE GEWURZTRAMINER VIGNOBLE D'E 2011 750ml


 
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The "E" stands for Epfig as this Gewurztraminer is the result of a blend of several plots located in and around the village of Epfig. The soils are made of pebbles, therefore they are light soils with good air flow, that heat up quickly which allows Gewurztraminer to ripen perfectly. These Gewurztraminer, like all the domaine's vines, are farmed using Organic and Biodynamic methods.

Gewurztraminer at the Domaine is always made in an off-dry style. Indeed we pick it later than the other varieties, with a balance similar to most of alsatian "vendanges tardives", yet while the vine is still feeding the berries with water and nutrients so before the fruits start dehydrating. The result is a fruit-driven wine with no "terroir" ambition, which is the reflection of the variety's heady personality but balanced by a subtle and etheral freshness.

Making a dry Gewurztraminer on our terroirs would mean picking it around 13° of potential alcool, which we want to avoid since at this stage the sugar and acids might be right but it is not the case of the phenolic elements and seeds. Therefore the risk is high to obtain an unbalanced wine, dominated only by harsh aromas and a green bitterness.

It is in-between sweet and dry, as the sweetness is invigorated by a distinct structure, a firm acidity and a spicy character that make it very gastronomic. The balance is more tense than usual but the aromatic sweetness of the grape is intact, mixing flavors of yellow and white fruits, honey and a hint of sweet spices and white pepper. Best enjoyed young, it reveals its charms before the meal, as well as with exotic white meat dishes, or after the meal with light pastry or chocolate.

(Ostertag website)


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