APPELLATION ALSACE GRAND CRU FRANKSTEIN CONTRÔLÉE
TERROIR : Granitic, sandy and stony. Southern exposed. The vines grow on the Pflanzer (here) and the upper part of the Frauenberg (there). Click to enlarge :
VINIFICATION : The grapes are put in the pneumatic press without crushing, and the pressing is long and smooth in order to preserve the purity of the aromas. Wild-yeast fermentation during 3 months in our old oak casks, then aged 8 more months on the fine lees. Estate bottled.
WHEN TO DRINK IT? Can be enjoyed on the expressive fruity notes 3 to 5 years following the bottling. Between 5 and 15 years, it will become more and more complex, dry and spicy, revealing its crystalline saltiness.
TASTING NOTES : Rich and complex on the nose, with exotic notes of litchi, some grilled almonds. The mouth is rich, mellow in the beginning, while the finish is fresh and pure : even when very ripe and aromatic, the Frankstein Gewurztraminer. stay very well balanced. The notes of mint, green tea, spices participate to this incredible balance. Great length.
WHAT TO DRINK IT WITH? Will be great with duck and litchi or with a curry. A quail stuffed with foie gras offers an incredible pairing! Don’t hesitate to try it with sushi with hot soy sauce. Strong cheeses like Munster, Roquefort and Maroilles offer a great pairing.
Don’t hesitate to pour it as an aperitif for your guests!
HOW TO SERVE IT? At 10°C. Better when opened an hour before pouring. There can be some natural CO2, please decant if too much. Some lees in the bottles do not affect the quality of the wine.