Tasting Notes ...
WHITE WINE - ALSACE - FRANCE
Grape : Gewurztraminer........... " Vendanges Tardives "or " Late harvest"
Vendanges Tardives = Exceptional wines, made exclusively in great years
This exceptional wine literally explodes from the first mouthful. Sweet, very elegant and refined, serve lightly chilled with your favourite dessert.
Delaying the harvest with the aim of increasing the sugar content in the grapes is a process used for the production of "Vendanges Tardives" or late harvest wines. Indeed, often several weeks after the official start of the harvests, Gewurztraminer is harvested when overripe. The very slow fermentation continues until an interesting balance is obtained between the sugar and the alcohol, which is determined by the cellar master. As well as the aromatic character of the grape variety itself, there is also the power that comes from the phenomenon of concentration and the development of noble rot (Botrytis Cinerea).