Gruss Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer ‘Vorbourg’ 2011

Gewurztraminer from France - Alsace
Review Date : 22-Jun-2013
Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is full and voluminous with dense and deep aromas of ripe, exotic tropical fruits, unfolding layers of honey, rose-petals, musk and minerals, along with complex earth and ginger elements interwoven harmoniously. Medium in sweetness, the palate features an opulent amalgam of tropical fruits and rose-petal fruit intermixed with musk and honey. The mouthfeel is soft, rounded and smooth, quite seamless, with some alcohol power and good acidity providing excellent drive. The balance and harmony of the palate is a highlight. The flavours lead to a concentrated, lingering finish with residual sweetness combined with florals, honey and spices. This is a rich and opulent medium-sweet Gewurztraminer with beautiful harmony. Match with rich and oily seafood, roast duck and pork dishes, or semi-hard cheeses over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from vines over 35 y.o. from 1.58 ha in the ‘Vorbourg’ grand cru site, WBP and fermented to 14.0% alc. and 38 g/L rs, the wine undergoing batonnage. 830 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Mar 2013 RRP $44.00

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