One whiff of the Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive and your sense of smell is instantly pervaded with ham hock, celery root, brown spices, mint and honey. Primary juices include rose petals and spice and a dusty botrytis character to follow. This is a lusciously sweet and complex wine.
The wine is light and herby on the palate with vibrant strawberry and cherry flavours. Round and structured, the more intense, vegetal characters will develop with bottle age in place of the primary red fruit flavours. The wine is medium bodied and has perfect, soft tannin. A classic expression of Alsace Pinot noir, traditionally served chilled.
Bone-dry with an intensely-scented grapey nose. On the palate it has a food-friendly mineral bite, high notes of lemons, grapes and blossom, and a refreshing backbone of natural acidity.