2017Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives, TrimbachAugust 26, 2021
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2005 Rivesaltes Ambré, Domaine Cazes
Tasting Note: Many-layered sweet wine, wafting toasted hazelnuts, dried apriots and smoke into the nostrils and peaches, walnut and toffee onto the tongue.
Food Matching: Delicious with desserts based on caramel, candied fruits or nuts. For the adventerous half-cooked foie-gras, ginger or curry pork, or cheeses (Cantal, Brie de Meaux).
Vineyard: Clay-limestone with some schistose materials as well as siliceous pebble. Soil perfectly suited for the production of high quality wines. Age of the vines: 50 years-old. Yields: 20hl/ha
Vinification: Direct pressing. The alcoholic fermentation starts at 18°C and is stopped, while still in its liquid phase, by adding neutral alcohol. Alcohol level: 16.5 % Alc/Vol. Residual sugars: 130 g/l. The vineyards which produce the grapes for this wine have clay and limestone soils, with rolled pebbles from the foothills of the Corbières mountain range. The grapes are harvested immediately they arrive at the winery. After racking, the alcoholic fermentation is temperature controlled at 18° and stopped during its liquid phase by adding neutral alcohol in mid-fermentation. The wine is matured for seven years in old oak tuns to ensure correct oxidisation, after which it is bottled and stocked in air conditioned cellars. The alcohol level is 15% alc/vol, and residual sugar content 110g/litre.