Gewürztraminer 2018, Pfalz Germany
Intense notes of lychees and rose, with some lighter not of citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon. On the palate it’s a dry wine which is supple, with a nice balance of acidity and a finish with notes of lychees and citrus.
Soil and limestone subsoil. A hot, dry and sunny semi-continental climate.
The beginning of the 2017-2018 winter was relatively mild with temperatures around 0/-1°C at the beginning of January. Spring too was full of surprises, with early bud-break (mid-April), the vines started to grow, helped by warm damp weather. As in 2017, summer brought with it a real heatwave but summer rain allowed the grape to develop normally, giving us some clues about a promising harvest in terms of quality and quantity.
Skin contact for around 12 hours, followed by 4 hours of gentle pressing. Settling, followed by low temperature fermentation (17-19°C) over several weeks. Matures in stainless steel vat on fine lees for 3 months.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses