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Rich, ample Gewurztraminer !

Sipp Mack Alsace Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2009


Rich, ample Gewurztraminer !
  • The vintage
  • 2009 was a precocious vintage with perfectly healthy, fully ripe grapes and ideal fruit character.
    Due to cold winter weather, budburst on the vines was late. Flowering, however, took place early thanks to a rapid rise in temperatures. Berry set was successful too. This two week advance on the normal season continued thoughout a very sunny summer and allowed perfect ripening of the grapes. Harvest began September 14th under a blue sky. All of the varieties came into the picking season with excellent quality. Consequently, harvesting was done “à la carte”, and with patience it was possible to pick each parcel at perfect maturity. Generally speaking, the wines are rich in alcohol and perfectly balanced with a fine ripe acidity.
  • Terroir
  • Essentially calcareous-clay
  • In the vineyard
  • In 2009, the vines are cultivated with organic and integrated pest management methods. The process is certified by Ecocert France. 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. Grapes are hand harvested beginning of 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.): 13.0% Alc by Vol
    Volume production (hL): 5500
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 62.1
    Acidity (g/l): 4.8
  • 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
  • Exotic and white pepper aromas lead to a rich and gourmand mouth with excellent balance. Entrancing, persistant final !
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