Traminer Spätlese 2020

Traminer Spätlese 2020

FALSTAFF Wein Guide 2021/22

92

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Tasting

Brilliant straw yellow, very expressive fragrance of fully-ripe, juicy fruits, rose garden, a whole bunch of spices, distinct and animating. Freshly picked yellow pears, greengage, young, rich and beautiful. Displays the entire aroma spectrum of Traminer. Pleasant, fruit-driven sweetness in the upper Spätlese-range. Good varietal spiciness mirroring the vintage. Aroma concentration on the palate. Sweet nectarines, fresh kiwi. Finely chiselled and enjoyable. A creamy fruit-drug yet “easy-going” and modern.  “Late harvest” is rather an “understatement”. Always juvenile yet a classic type with potential and tradition, for many years now. Finally breaks the will of “dry wine opportunists” as it comes from Turner and Mitterkräftn. Our sentimental favorite – since 1980!

Pairing

Buckwheat crepes with rose hip jam, oat-apricot-cookies, coriander-agave syrup, pistachio biscuits, sweet chestnut soup, kaki-crème brûlée, sorbets with spicy fruit combinations such as William pear with cloves, red mould cheese paired with chutneys, small goose liver balls and stewed pears, red mould cheese affinated almost to an “illegal” extent such as Epoisses, Le Cacouyard etc., to accompany “ladies’ meetings” or in case gentlemen run low of red wine, or just before they final turn to a double magnum of Blaufränkisch Reserve 2016 or to bridge the time until another bottle is decanted. Or just for fun. 

Making

Harvested beginning of October 2020
Manually harvested into small boxes, destemming, 10-hours maceration, gentle pressing followed by a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steal tanks; fermentation termintated by cooling down and filtration, stainless steal-contact only.

Serving temperature Siberian winter or even lower The warmer the sweeter.
Bottling February 2021
Alcohol 11.0% by vol.
Acidity 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar 68.0 g/l
Bottle sizes 100% screw cap in 0.75l

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