Grown on granitic soils at an elevation of 380 metres, this Grand Cru Gewurztraminer is made from 60 year old vines that are managed according to the Ecocert certification. Weighing in at a powerful 15.5% alcohol, this is a majestic wine of rare depth and complexity. Powerful aromas of lychee and rose captivate the senses, while the warm, rounded palate leaves a long and lasting impression.
Luminous yellow. Spicy floral and mineral aromas and flavors are complicated by hints of grilled sausage, lemon curd and peach. Easy to drink, light-bodied and pure, this is not an especially opulent Gewürz, but it’s very precise, finishing long with smoky nuances. More off-dry than dry (6.5 g/L r.s. and 4.1 g/L total acidity) but I am betting it will taste dry to most people. This is the first vintage of this wine, made with 70-year-old vines planted in a real clos located at the bottom of the Brand.
90 points, Vinous (January 2019)
A dense yet agile gewurztraminer with dried lemon, orange peel, cloves and spices. Nice, creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Lightly oily. Lightly peppery at the finish. Dried fruit, too, such as pineapple. From organically grown grapes.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (October 2020)
Brioche – sweet and yeasty – and passion-fruit mousse. Whipped cream and gooseberry posset, sensuous, voluptuous. Coconut and lychee. Would be beautiful with a Kashmir or korma curry. Long, dramatic.
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com (May 2019)