Gewurztraminer Passerillé 2008

Taste

Golden, shiny with rich, dense tears.

Powerful nose with hints of quince and lychee as well as currants and passion fruit.

In the mouth, it has a honeyed and sweet attack, beautiful concentration on sustained notes of quince and candied fruit. A powerful wine with a superb contrast between acidity and sweetness.

The Passion des Anges cuvée is made by raisining the healthiest grapes.

The bunches of grapes are placed on ventilated racks for 3 months, the fruit will then concentrate in sugar and aromas following the evaporation of the water contained in the berry. After 10 to 12 months of fermentation, the raisined wine is born between 13% and 14% Vol, and contains about 170 g of sugar/litre.

Keeping time: 20 years or more
Tasting temperature: 6 - 8°C

Bottle:

50 cl

€ 34.20
Technical sheet
Categorie: Cuvée Prestige

Gastronomy

Exceptional wine whose power and generosity often excludes an accompaniment... perhaps all the same with foie-gras!

History

The Gewurztraminer is a particularly aromatic selection of an old grape variety known from time immemorial in Alsace, the Traminer rose. In the past, and especially when its wine was a little less characteristic, it was known as Traminer. Etymologically, the name Gewurztraminer literally means "spicy" Traminer.

Its grains are quite small, pink-brown in colour, and the skin contains constituents with very full-bodied flavours. It has found its favourite terroir in the Alsatian vineyard.