2020 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum
Domaine Weinbach, also known as Clos des Capucins, is not only one of the best domaines in Alsace, its refined and concentrated white wines are even considered to be among the best in the world. Grapes are picked by hand with very strict selection for perfect ripeness.
The Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum is a great wine. Bright golden yellow in color. In the nose very expressive aromas of exotic fruits, quince, dried rose petals and honeysuckle. In the taste palette candied orange, lychees, tea leaves, clearly residual sweetness and a hint of botrytis. An aftertaste that is full, powerful and very complex, accompanied by nervously fresh acids. The drinking potential of this Grandcru Furstentum is unprecedented (2045+) and always gets around 95/100 points year in year out with Parker and Suckling.
The Furstentum was already noted in the inventory of vines owned by the monastery of Basel in the year 1330. The brown soils of the Furstentum around the villages of Kientzheim and Sigolsheim, are at an altitude of between 300 and 400 meters and are rich to limestone and pebbles. This marl, limestone and sandstone terroir dates back to the inferior Dogger Age. Marl conveys strength and structure, and sandstone exudes elegance, sharpness and complexity. The Furstentum benefits from a southern exposure, and Mediterranean plants grow there. The slope is quite steep, making the most of the sunshine. This terroir shows remarkable aromatic complexity, great finesse and considerable storage potential.
This wine is certified organic & biodynamic (Demeter)
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Complex, Dry, Powerful, Spicy, Lightly sweet, Mineral, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|