Very young, lively colour with pale green, straw yellow hints. Nicely bright and very clear, it trickles unctuously down the glass.
Frank, open bouquet, aromatic and perfumed, very floral and vinous, clean and fresh notes of fruit and spice, rose, mignonette, lily of the valley, mango, lychee, pineapple, passion fruit, cardamom, saffron, hop flower.
Dry on the palate, its freshness harmonises well with its generous structure, nicely aromatic and flavoursome on the finish.
A wine to drink at 1, 2 or 3 years of age, served chilled at 8°C as an aperitif, to spend a pleasant moment.
Or enjoy it with lightly spicy dishes, Chinese, Moroccan, Indonesian, lobster, crayfish tails, with strong cheeses like Munster or Maroilles, also with white meats, veal and pork, and game birds, pheasant, partridge.
Light & Fruity
Charcuterie, Ham, Tapas, Salty snacks
I'm a fan of dry Gewurztraminer, ideally without no residual sugar. These have big noses that stand up to almost any food but don't assault the palate with sweetness. If the acid is high enough and there's no residual fermentation going on (which produces a bit of carbonation) these wines will age for quite a while and are good at every stage of their lives. This one qualifies nicely. I have had bigger dry Gewurztraminer (wines with more total extract) and whenever I find such a wine I'll buy first and tell everyone else later. This one isn't a big, oily-full-bodied star but it's a fine dry Gewurz.