Like Marmite you will either love or hate this wine. The nose is classic Gewürztraminer with rose petal and lychee character. The palate is spicy and earthy with a touch of sweetness. Good with Indian curry or with washed-rind cheeses like Munster.
A very aromatic white variety producing unctuous wines a distinctive perfumed nose (lychee, floral, pineapple) and earthy, spicy palate. Gewürztraminer has very low levels of acidity and when it is fully ripe the lack of acidity can make it a little flabby and sweet on the palate.
Henri and Dominique Schoenheitz, both oenologists, took over the domaine in the 1980s and have built up the reputation of the estate over the last two decades. The soils are mostly granitic and their wines pure and precise with great minerality.
Although 50 percent of Alsace’s wine is still made by cooperatives, the region remains the source of some of the world’s finest white wines. There are myriad reasons for this: its 47.5 degrees north latitude ensures high sunshine levels; its deep continental climate and diverse array of soil types; the cultural meticulousness of the local populace; and the choice of noble varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.
Due to low acidity and very pronounced fruit character this isn’t a very versatile food wine. However its spicy character and touch of residual sugar mean that it does combine well with certain spicy foods especially Indian curries.It can also work with washed rind cheeses like Munster.