Grape varierty: 100% Gewürztraminer.
Production area: Altitude: 350 - 550 m. Soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock. Age of the vines: 10 - 40 years. Climate: Extreme interplay of sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the cool nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains.
Yield: 25 hl per hectare.
Vinification: At harvest, the grapes were delivered in small bins and gently pressed after a short period of maceration. Fermentation takes place slowly, at a controlled temperature of 18°C in small stainless steel tanks. Must clarification takes place through natural sedimentation of the particles. Maturation took place in small steel tanks with cons tant contact with the lees until the end of August. After bottling, the wine matured in the bottle for another 4 months. The total maturation period is thus at least 15 months.
Description: Color: gleaming, intense golden yellow. Nose: a kaleidoscope of aromas: rose petals, spicy blossoms of lilies, ylang-ylang, gardenia; ripe exotic yellow fruits such as cantaloupe, mango, passion fruit, lychee, citrus zest; spicy notes of dried herbs, ginger, saffron, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste: deeply aromatic, rich in body and essences, but with fine juiciness and salty minerality increasing with age, a nearly endless finish.
Matching: A truly fascinating food companion: pairs well with antipasto of fish or smoked foods, ripe soft cheese, white meat, swordfish or tuna; ideal with shellfish and seafood, spectacular accompaniment to spicy oriental cuisine and creative spicy/aromatic creations such as combinations with mushrooms, Swiss chard, fennel, avocado, savoy cabbage, galangal, ginger, oranges, apricots, jams and fresh herbs like tarragon, rosemary, dill, thyme, bay laurel, chervil, saffron, mint or lemongrass whichoffer a wild interplay of aromas.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14°C.
Ageing potential: 7 - 15 years.
Bottle to: 0,75 liters.
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