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Concentrated, rich Gewurztraminer !

Sipp Mack Alsace Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives Lucie Marie 2014 FR-BIO-01


Concentrated, rich Gewurztraminer !
  • The vintage
  • In 2014, a mild and dry winter was followed by a warm spring and summer. August was cool and while the grapes matured correctly, acidities remained high.
    The Crémant harvest began on September 3rd.. The AOC Alsace and Grand Crus followed quickly on September 15th. Attacks of Alsace’s latest vineyard pest, the Suzukii fruit fly, created organizational havoc. The Suzukii likes pink and red skinned fruits and our Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Pinot Noir were choice meals! Though drastic grape sorting created a 30% loss in some vineyard parcels, the resulting quality presents great varietal aromas.
    The winners of the vintage are the Crémant, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling! The rich grape acidities helped create wines that are perfect for high gastronomy and long aging. The Indian summer also permitted the production of quality late harvest wines.
  • Terroir
  • Essentially calcareous-clay
  • In the vineyard
  • Our domaine is certified BIO by Ecocert France since 2013. Our goal is to foster soil enrichment with cover crops, composts, mulching and minimum tillage. We adapt cover crops to our local rainfall. When abundant, we let the grasses grow. When particularly dry, we till the soil or use the rolofaca which bends the grasses and creates a mulch. Grapes are hand harvested in early October.
  • Winemaking
  • Grapes are placed in pneumatic presses by gravity and gently pressed for 3-6 hrs to preserve maximum varietal flavors and aromas. Juices are then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on fine lees. Sterile cartridge filtration and bottling takes place in August.
  • Cépages
  • GEWURZTRAMINER : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 13.5
    pH: 3.6
    Volume production (hL): 11
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 74.8
    Acidity (g/l): 7.2
  • Service
  • Can be aged 15-20 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 8-10°C.
  • Food pairings
  • Brilliant with foie gras or a honey based dessert.
  • Tasting
  • Rich, elegant nose that opens to notes of white pepper and overripe fruit. Very creamy and concentrated with a long, well balanced final.
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