Alsace: Gewürztraminer 2007
This benchmark Alsace Gewürztraminer from exhibits a bouquet of tropical fruit and spices, has an unctuous palate with lychee and white pepper notes and a rich, rounded finish.
Charles Schéret is based in the delightful village of Turckheim just west of Colmar on the river Fecht and has been supplying Yapp Brothers for over 20 years. Charles cultivates the full spectrum of Alsace grape varieties and is widely recognised as one of the finest vignerons independents in the region. Charles’s wines have garnered more medals in wine competitions than those of any other wine-maker that we ship from and they are known for their distinctive varietal characteristics.
- White Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
- Charles Schléret
- Grape variety (Cépage):
- Wine pairing - drink with:
- Chinese Food, Fruit, Thai Food
- It will age happily for 3 - 5 years.
- Hand harvested Gewurztraminer grapes, gathered at optimum ripeness, are de-stemmed and pressed and then vinified in enamel fermentation tanks prior to filtration and bottling the following spring.
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
What others think of this wine...
Sarah McCleery in The Oxford Times says:‘I tell you, hand on heart, that it is the first Gewürztraminer I have tried that I wanted to return to for another . . . and another glass. Just brilliant!’
PH (customer review) says:The best Gerwurztraminer I have tasted so far. It is not too sweet and has a lovely fruity bouquet.
Yapp Brothers Staff Review - Jonathan says:Tropical nose with lots of Lychee as well as a touch of Mango and Kiwi. Very aromatic as are all of Schléret’s wines.
Initially on the palate there are mouth filling fruit salad flavours which then develop into a richer more complex body with spicy notes and a slight oily texture (typical for region.)
The finish is fresh and clean with a nice balance of sugar and acidity and it lasts in your mouth.
Overall this is quite a punchy wine in terms of fruit and body and it would hold up well to dishes that have complex flavours. I think a Thai Green Chicken curry would be an interesting match.
(Tasted 3rd May 2012).