Spicy, full-bodied and fresh with good length.
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Various locations around Ribeauvillé : Weissergrund, Hagenau, Lenzelweg, Unterturnert...
The Louis SIPP parcels of land are situated in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. They constitute a territory which is geologically highly fragmented. They are above areas with hard chalk, clay and marl from the Liassic and Triassic periods, sandstone clay, and calcareous, chalky conglomerates from the Oligocene period. The area is also characterised by silt-laden deposits, originally loessial, and by glacis and sandy alluvium in the valley and on the plain. The GEWURZTRAMINER vines are also found in soils which are deep, with heavy clay and well exposed, such as Hagenau, giving wines which are rich and full-bodied, as well as in soils which are chalky and lightly stony, which produce finesse and elegance in the wine.
Started in 2005, our conversion to organic production took a concrete form three years later in 2008 with the ECOCERT certification. Since 2012, all the cellar operations are also covered by the European specification so that we can now speak about organic wines.
The wine shows a beautiful yellow color with golden tints. On the nose, it is full-bodied, spicy and slightly musky. A complex bouquet, full of character. The palate is ample, powerful with hints of sweetness, but always with a spot of freshness that comes from the presence of chalk in the soils.
From a classical point of view: Foie-Gras, strong cheeses like Munster, Roquefort and Stilton, cakes and sweet dishes do go very well with this Gewurztraminer. But it can also be appreciated with exotic and spicy cuisines. In addition it's also a good choice of wine for aperitifs and parties
May be consumed immediately, but also benefits from being allowed to age, which brings out the complexity in the bouquet.
After a mild but humid winter, the reserves in ground water could be regenerated.
The vines started their development on a normal date mid-april. The fruit potential was great but a high pressure of diseases due to heavy rainfalls reduced it significantly. Thanks to a very dry and hot summer the remaining grapes could be preserved under very good conditions.
Finally, the 2016 wines show good maturity with great tension.