Eye: gold yellow and clear color.
Nose: expressive floral nose with some roses hints, fragrances of apricot and tropical fruits.
Mouth: supple and fresh, complex and rich but still elegant and food friendly due to its freshness. Aromas of exotic fruits and different spices and a peppery/ginger finish. Gastronomic Gewurztraminer with surprising of dry finish!
Food pairing: Happy match for fish in spicy sauces (ginger sauce, sea bass with fennel), smoked salmon, appreciated with sweet and sour dishes, ethnic spicy cuisines (Thaï, Indian or Chinese) as well as strong cheeses as Munster, Epoisse, Blue cheese or Brie de Meaux.
Origin: Various hill-sides around the little village of Bergheim with a predominance of heavy soils compound by clay and limestone.
There is no doubt that this 2018 vintage will go down in history, both in terms of the unusual climatic conditions that marked the year, as well as the progress and quality of the harvest.
Throughout the year, the weather conditions were dreadful! During the first 7 months, Alsace recorded the equivalent of one full year of rainfall, allowing the soils to replenish their water reserves. Despite this, the growth cycle has been done perfectly. While budburst was later than in previous years, flowering was very fast and very early (late May), underlining the earliest maturity of the vintage.
The conditions of the harvest were absolutely exceptional, with perfect quality and quantity. The first results in the cellar are very promising: very satisfactory balances despite lower acidity than in the average year, very aromatic and fruity wines, with beautiful dry extracts.