Vins de Fruit

Gewurztraminer 2018

12,00 €
bouteille de 0.75 l

Spicy, full-bodied and rich.

GammeVins de Fruits
Caractère du vinDemi-sec




Various locations around Ribeauvillé

Type of soil:

The vineyards that gave this wine are located 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.

Wine character:

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 some sweetness, but always with a spot of freshness that comes from the presence of chalk in the soils.

Tips for consuming:

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.

The 2018 vintage: exceptional vintage rich in contrasts:

Contrasty: The weather conditions of the vintage were diverse and even extreme. Between January and July, Ribeauvillé got close to 500 mm rainfall, the equivalent quantity of a whole year. The vines started to grow relatively late, but the flowering took place rapidly. The summer was warm and dry. The few rainfalls came at the right moments with the perfect quantities.
The harvests started early under good conditions and allowed us to pick grapes with very nice maturity levels and in perfect shape. It was therefore possible to wait for the formation of Noble Rot and to elaborate nice Late Harvests (Vendanges Tardives) and Noble Rot Selections (Sélections de Grains Nobles).
An exceptional vintage where we went through worries during the drought to deep satisfaction during the harvests.
The 2018 wines are powerful and pleasant.