Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2020
The colour is lemon yellow with light green reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid, transparent. The wine has a youthful appearance.
The nose is frank, pleasant and intense. One senses a dominant of exotic scents, citrus fruits, candied orange, grapefruit, pear, peach, mango, passion fruit. Aeration amplifies these scents and reveals a floral note, rose and spices, ginger, curry. The nose is remarkably fresh and exotic. The palette has a brilliant and racy complexity.
The attack in the mouth is dense, soft, the alcohol support is full-bodied. The medium is nervous and marked by a hint of pearl. The range of aromas on the nose is still dominated by citrus fruit, grapefruit, candied orange, exotic fruit, peach, pear, passion fruit, mango, rose, spices, curry and ginger. There is a hint of firm bitterness. The finish has a good length, 8-9 caudalies, as well as a clean vivacity and a lingering bitterness. As usual, the balance impresses me with its tasty and structured finish. The range of aromas ensures freshness and refinement.
Commentary by Mr Pascal LEONETTI
Best Sommelier of France 2006 Sommelier at L'Auberge de l'Ill***.
Probably the most famous of the Alsace wines, Traminer comes from northern Italy and dates from the 16th century.ème century. Gewurztraminer (literally spicy or musky Traminer) is a selection of the most aromatic Traminers and becomes Gewurztraminer around 1950.
The Gewurztraminer of the Domaines Schlumberger is essentially made from the Bollenberg and Bux vineyards.
An emblematic grape variety of Alsace, it is a sweet wine to be drunk with Asian cuisine, as an aperitif or with dessert.
Acidity: 2.86 g/l
Residual sugars: 25.37 g/l