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Gewurztraminer AC 2015 Jardin des Roses
  • 271. Gewurztraminer AC 2015 Jardin des Roses

    Domaine André Thomas

    100% Gewurztraminer (14% alc, 30.5g/l of rs)

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    The aromas and tastes of this exceptional wine combine ripe mangoes, jasmine tea, lychees, flowers and rosewater. Exotic with a capital E! Limited quantity. For drinking now to 2019.

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Winemaker
François Thomas, Domaine André Thomas
Location
Ammerschwihr
Size of domaine
6 hectares, including 1.10 h of Gewurztraminer in 2 parcels. 0.90h in Kientzheim and 0.20 in plain of Ammerschwihr.
Grape
Gewurztraminer – 50 years old on average. Selection massale on K161, 49 and 3309 rootstock.
Terroir
South-facing 10% slope on limestone-clay in Kientzheim. Granitic soil in the plain of Ammerschwihr.
Viticulture
Agro-bio certified. Plough 1 row in 2 and leave grass to grow in other row. Rotate this practice every year. Prefers to select vines not liable to overcrop as very much against debudding and especially vendanges en verts. Manual harvest end Sep, early October. Average yield 60 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
In stainless steel. Sometimes uses selected yeasts to guarantee a long, slow fermentation. The wine is fined with bentonite prior to the alcoholic fermentation, which lasts for 2 to 3 months. Racked after alcoholic fermentation, a little sulphur is added (which stops the malo-lactic fermentation). Then aged in mix of stainless steel and old Alsace foudres on fine lees. Prior to bottling the wine is filtered by kieselghur and then very gently by cellulose plaque. Bottling is in September 11 months after harvest using their own equipment.
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