Alsace Willm - Cuvee Emile Willm - Gewurztraminer2019
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Reception or pre dinner drink; spiced foods, exotic fish preparations; Asian oriental and Mediterranean cuisine; spiced or sweet sour salads; any fruit based dish with pineapple, bananas, peaches or apricots.
Straw-colored with an aromatic nose both fruit forward (litchi) and floral (rose or violet). In the mouth the attack is supple with notes of mango. A robust wine, fat and powerful. The finish is smooth and silky with notes of roses and spices and the headiness of wallflowers.
The Willm vineyard is located in the Barr region of northern Alsace at an altitude of 200-400 meters, extending from the mountainous base of the Vosges to the plains of Alsace and the Rhine. Bordered by the Vosges Mountains to the west, the Barr hillsides benefit from a dry and sunny microclimate thanks to their south-southeast exposure, optimal for cultivating the vines. The fluctuation between warm days and cool nights in autumn is conducive to a slow, prolonged grape maturation.
Our diverse soils are a product of the region’s diverse landscape. The mountainous Vosges make way for smaller hills which stretch into various flatlands—just a few of about a dozen geological formations that comprise our region’s landscape. The vineyard itself consists primarily of granite and clay-limestone soils, while the coastal marine environment contributes to the terroir’s mineral-rich quality.
The vinification of the Cuvées Emile Willm favors the fruity side, the extraction of the material and a certain expression of the terroir of origin. The grapes are harvested with a beautiful maturity from selected old vines and privileged terroirs. These are ample and complex wines.