Grape variety

Gewurztraminer (written Gewürztraminer in German).

Terroir 

Soil and limestone subsoil. A hot, dry and sunny semi-continental climate.

Harvesting

By machine. 

Vinification

Skin contact for around 12 hours, followed by 4 hours of gentle pressing. Settling, followed by low temperature fermentation (17-19°C) over several weeks. 

Maturing

In stainless steel vat on fine lees for 3 months. 

Tasting

Colour: light yellow, green tints
Nose: intense notes, a blend of fruit (lychee, etc.) and rose, with some lighter notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit). 
Palate: this sharp, dry wine is supple and forthright on entry to the palate.
Nice balance of acidity and a finish with notes of lychees and citrus.

This Alsatian grape variety has been highly successful in Germany in recent years. Its spicy character will be best appreciated with cheeses or a meat curry.

Schieferkopf Gewurztraminer Trocken-SEC

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