Gewurztraminer

2013

HEINZ EIFEL SHINE GEWURZTRAMINER .750

Gewurztraminer

750 ML

$9.99

Product Description

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 in Rheinhessen. 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

Details

Varietal: Gewurztraminer

Region: Rheinhessen

Region Description:

Germany’s largest wine region, and home of Liebfraumilch, one of the country’s most important wines.