Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Vineyard: The Heinz Eifel Gewürztraminer is a wine made from
selected grapes from Rheinhessen. Grapes are harvested
in the vineyard site of Binger St. Rochuskapelle
Production: Whole bunch pressing followed by a racking off the must
within 12 Hours. It goes through a slow, temperature
controlled fermentation. The fermentation is stopped
where a part of natural sugar is not totally fermented
into alcohol. The wine is then matured in stainless steel
tanks. The yeast stays in contact for some more weeks
and gently processed until bottling.
Case Production: 1,000 Cases
Gewürztraminer: Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used
in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates.
The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are
white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of
lychees. Indeed, Gewürztraminer and lychees share the
same aroma compounds.
2013 Vintage: Similar to other parts of Germany, the Spring of 2013 was
very cool and bud-break and flowering was delayed by
10-14 days longer than average which impacted the full
growing season causing grapes to ripen later than normal
well into October. However, the years comparatively
late moment of harvest positively influenced aroma development
while a moderately cool growing season helped
moderate alcoholic strength both very important factors
for producing quality Gewurztraminer.
Food Affinity: Gewürztraminers sweetness may offset the spice in Asian
cuisine. It goes well with cheese, and fleshy, fatty (oily)
wild game. Smoked salmon is a particularly good match.
Alcohol: 11.5 % RS: 20 g/l TA: 6.9 g/l
Background: Heinz Eifel is a brand of German Riesling wines that are
crafted from the highest quality grapes processed with
only the most modern standards, techniques and technology.
Unlike many larger German wineries, Heinz Eifel
himself has control over the entire winemaking process
from vine to bottle