The Furstentum Organic Gewurztraminer Grand Cru from the Albert Mann estate in Alsace weighs in at 13.5% – 14% depending on vintage and around 30 grams residual sugar. It is made from from vines more than 50 years old. Straw yellow in colour with a tightly bound bouquet of floral and mineral nuance, a characteristic of these lighter grand cru soils. Off dry on the palate, this is a taut wine; stylish and elegant, yet with intensity and richness. Very fine texture for Gewurztraminer, with no coarse cloyingness at all, excellent stuff.
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Off Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Terroir||Calcareous soil, Fürstentum is the part of the slope that sticks a little further out into the Rhine River plain. There’s a lot of water-retaining clay in the soil, which is good for grapes that are prone to low acidity like Gewurztraminer.|
|Maturation||Fermentation and maturation take several months, during which time the wine is in contact with its lees.|
|Ageing Potential||10-15 years comfortably|
|Food Matching||Blue Cheese, Curries, Spicy Foods|