Traminer Spätlese 2018

Traminer Spätlese 2018

FALSTAFF Wein Guide 2019/20



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Light straw yellow, highly expanding fragrance of 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 Pandkräftn. Our sentimental favorite – since 1980!


Oat-apricot-cookies, coriander- agave syrup, pistachio buiskits, 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.


Harvested end of September 2018.

Hand-picked into small boxes, de-stemming, 10 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 even lower The warmer the sweeter.
Bottling February 2019
Alcohol 11,5 Vol. %
Acidity 5,8 g/l
Residual sugar 56,9 g/l
Bottle sizes 100% screw cap in 0,75l bottles

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