Light straw yellow, complex fragrance of ripe, juicy fruits, rose garden, a whole bunch of spices, brilliant and animating. Freshly picked yellow pears, greengage, young, wealthy 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 juvenile yet a classic with potential and tradition for many years now. Finally challenges the will of “dry wine opportunists”.
Fusilli with Thai-chilli & coriander agave syrup, soup of sweet chestnuts, kaki-crème brûlée, sorbets with spicy fruit combinations such as William pears 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 “support ladies’ meetings” or in case gentlemen run low low of red wine or just before they finally turn to a double magnum of Blaufränkisch Reserve 2009 or bridge decanting respectively.
Harvested Mid-October 2012.
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. Appears even sweeter at a higher serving temperature.|
|Residual sugar||70,0 g/l|
|Bottle sizes||100% screw cap for 0,75l bottles|