Weinbach Gewurztraminer "Les Treilles du Loup" 2020

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Alcohol: 14,1%

Grape(s): Gewurztraminer

Localization: Alsace, France

Tasting Notes: Reveals fine notes of roses and white tea, with a hint of pink pepper for vivacity. Though closer to dry, the natural sweetness of the grape gives body to the wine, producing a juicy impression midpalate and a long-lasting finish.

Notes: Gently pressed in whole clusters in pneumatic presses, fermentation with indigenous yeasts (element of the terroir, enhances depth and complexity in the wines) in old oak vats. 40-50-year-old vines in the Kaysersberg valley, between the Clos des Capucins and the village, on a terroir called "Wolfreben" (the wolf's vineyards). The soil is composed of sand silt on granite pebbles. The grapes growing on this terroir ripen a lot earlier, producing wines with complex aromatics and a powerful concentration.

Food pairing: A classic with spicy Asian cuisines such as Pad Thai, Shrimp Spring Rolls with chili sauce, or a Calamari Salad. This wine also pairs perfectly with smoked salmon, as well as sushis, nigris, and makis.

The Domain: At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill, in a setting of vines and roses, the Domaine Weinbach "stream of wine", named after the small stream that crosses it, was built in 1612 by the Capuchin monks.

Sold as national property during the French Revolution, the Estate was acquired in 1898 by the Faller brothers who passed it on to their son and nephew Théo. A great figure in the Alsatian vineyard and ardent promoter of its recognition as an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Théo Faller works for the quality of Alsace wines and the enhancement of their incomparable terroirs and grape varieties. In love with his property, he developed it, enlarged it and embellished it.

From 1979, his wife Colette and his daughters Catherine and Laurence showed the same passion for the great wines of Alsace and the same unwavering attachment to quality.

In 1998, Domaine Weinbach began to practice biodynamics on 8 hectares. The cultivation of the rest of the vineyards was based on classical organic methods. Since the 2005 vintage, all the vineyards (28 hectares) have been worked biodynamically.

Since 2016, Catherine Faller has been running the Estate with her sons Eddy and Théo.