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Domaine Weinbach, Grand Cru Furstentum, Vendange Tardive 2005

Gewurztraminer
Domaine Weinbach, Grand Cru Furstentum, Vendange Tardive 2005
Alsace, France

This stunning wine is made by Domaine Weinbach in Alsace, considered to be one of the finest producers of Gewurztraminer in the world.

The grapes come from a single Grand Cru vineyard called Furstentum. They are picked late in the season, when they have high levels of sugar in the berry and tropical fruit flavors have developed. This results in a sweet dessert wine, but one that is exceptionally well- balanced by the lively acidity.

On the nose, the wine is powerfully perfumed with rose petal, exotic fruits and honey notes. The palate is rich and viscous with layers of flavor that lead into a long, complex and evolving finish.

The winemaker, Catherine Faller, believes in a non-interventionist approach to creating fine wines. The secret is to harvest at the perfect moment from a top vineyard site.

Food and wine pairing: The sweet character of the wine will best suit foie gras, or sweet desserts and fresh fruit plates.