Traminer Spätlese 2011

Traminer Spätlese 2011

Falstaff Guide 2012






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Straw yellow, complex fragrance of ripe, juicy fruits, rose garden, a whole bunch of spices, brilliant and animating. Freshly picked yellow pears, greengage. Young, rich and beautiful, probably the most balanced ever. Pleasant fruit-driven sweetness in the upper Spätlese-range. Good Traminer spiciness mirroring the vintage. Aroma concentration on the palate. Sweet nectarines, fresh kiwi. Finely chiselled. Very enjoyable, not to be underestimated. A creamy fruit-drug, yet “easy-going” and modern. In this case “late harvest” is rather an “understatement”. Always young yet classic with potential and tradition for many years now.


Papardelle with Thai-chilli & coriander maple syrup, soup of sweet chestnuts, kaki-crème brûlée,  sorbets  with spicy fruit combinations such as William pears with cloves or delicate 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 “support ladies’ evenings” or in case gentlemen are running low of red wine or just before they finally turn to a double magnum of Blaufränkisch Reserve 2009.


Harvested Mid-October 2011.

Hand-picked into small boxes, de-stemming, 6 hours of maceration, gentle pressing followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, interruption of fermentation by chilling and filtration, exclusively steel-tank contact.

Serving temperature Autumn temperatures in Greenland or lower. The higher the serving temperature the sweeter its appearance.
Bottling March 2012
Alcohol 11,1 Vol.%
Acidity 6,4 g/l
Residual sugar 72,0 g/l
Bottle sizes 100% screw cap for 0,75l bottles

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