The Gewurztraminer grape was always important in the village of Turckheim. Its position at the opening of the large Munster valley guarantees a warm and dry climate, especially during the ripening season, factors which are important for this grape that needs warmth and light to ripen properly. It is true that the greatest vineyards for Gewurztraminer are mostly located on richer marl/limestone soils, but the gravelly soils of Turckheim show generosity and pleasure in the wines. Ripeness is never an issue, but finding the right balance is the difficult part.

Harvest Note
This was a near perfect harvest in terms of overall ripeness, plentiful sunshine, several well-timed rains, and minimal disease pressures. The harvest began quite early on August 25th and was completed by September 15th. There were no late harvest wines produced in 2020.
Tasting Note
We observe an intense yellow color. The nose shows subtle floral notes, typical of the grape variety, but also complex, slightly reductive, mineral, leather and spicy/peppery aromas. It will benefit from air (carafe) and will continue to open up with age. The palate is vigorous, elegant and full of energy. Bone dry, with a velvety tannic texture, the palate shows an almost light red wine structure with a salivating finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
APPELLATION: Alsace AOC
PH: 3.7
ACIDITY: 2.6 g/l
ABV: 13.6%
AGING: 8 months in large old oak casks
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • Crafted by Olivier Humbrecht MW
  • Crertified Biodynamic methods applied in vineyard and cellar
  • Reference-point Alsace wines with a highly focused terroir / subsoil emphasis

About the Grape

Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer has unmistakably heady intensity of fragrance, with pungent aromas of litchis, tropical fruits and rose petals. Its flavors are ample, fruity and spicy rather than complex.
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