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Classification: Appellation Alsace Grand Cru Contrôlée
Area of Production: Gloeckelberg is the name of a vineyard of the appellation Alsace Grand Cru, divided between the villages of Rodern and Saint-Hippolyte in Alsace, north eastern France.
Soil composition: sand and sandstone.
Vinification: the grapes are harvested manually and selectively. Temperature-controlled fermentation and aging for a few months, take place in stainless steel tanks.
Refinement: In bottle for some months.
Longevity: more Than 10/12 years
Tasting notes:the wine presents the nose with intense notes of exotic fruit like pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and the lycians. On the palate light notes of pepper, notable aromas of rose petals and acacia flowers. Full-bodied and spicy, oily in the mouth, its persistence will leave on the palate a sweetness of light honey and dried fruit.
Alcohol Content: 13,5% Vol.
Service temperature: 10°/11° C.
Food pairing: aperitif, foie gras, matured cheese, also popular with exotic dishes, sweet/savoury or spicy.
Notes: Gewurztraminer is a selection of particularly aromatic of an ancient grape known in Alsace, Traminer Rosé. Etymologically, the name Gewurztraminer literally means “Traminer spicy' in Italian Traminer aromatico.