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Cave de Hunawihr Gewurztraminer Reserve

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Producer Information

This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard in the Alsace, nine kilometres from Colmar. Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the winery in 2004 and his influence continues to be seen in the way the wines improve with each vintage.

Grapes

Gewurztraminer,

Production

Sheltered from oceanic influence by the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace wine region has a semi-continental climate which stays sunny and dry throughout the growing season, which lengthens the ripening period for the grapes. The slopes surrounding Hunawihr, a picturesque village of half-timbered houses and a 14th century church, are some of the most celebrated in Alsace for grape growing. Cave de Hunawihr’s fruit is sourced from 25-year-old vines grown in vineyards running along the south and south-east facing hillside slopes around the village, at an altitude of 250-320 metres. The vineyards cover an area of 36 hectares, located on a geological fault line across Ribeauvillé which gives soils composed of clayey limestone marl and chalky gravels.

This Gewürztraminer was made from a blend of micro-parcels from the Hunawihr vineyards, all picked at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 16-18°C for three weeks, followed by four months in stainless-steel tanks to settle before careful filtration. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place.

Tasting Notes

This wine is straw yellow in colour with silvery tints. On the nose are aromas of mango, lychee, and rose petal. Full bodied, this off-dry wine has a refreshing acidity with hints of exotic fruit lingering on the finish.

The perfect wine to pair with Szechuan style food.

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