Eye: Strong yellow colour.
Nose: This Gewurztraminer displays a complex bouquet of dried tropical fruit, peach and some hints of mint, enhanced by overmaturation.
Mouth: Its length in the mouth and the intensity of the matter beautifully combine with the accompanying residual sugar. Well balanced, clean and elegant style of Vendanges Tardives.
To start with, let’s first remember the key events of 2017. January was extremely cold, with temperatures remaining mainly below zero for several days. Autumn and winter were dry and the downpours in March, unfortunately, didn’t make up for the water deficiency. Above all, however, this vintage was marked by the severe frosts on 21st and 22nd April.
Flowering was very early and, fortunately, took place during fine conditions. Subsequently, summer started with mild temperatures at the beginning of July, followed by scorching temperatures over several days. The infrequent rainfall may have caused some delays in maturation in the most delicate soils. All these weather conditions, as well as plenty of heat, have contributed to the early harvest, low in quantity but promising in quality.
Grape Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Alcohol content: 12°60
Residual sugars: 78.0 g/L
Total acidity: 4.5 g/L