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2016 Schoffit Asace Old Vine Gewurztraminer Alexandre

2016 Schoffit Asace Old Vine Gewurztraminer Alexandre

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Schoffit Asace Old Vine Gewurztraminer Alexandre
92 Points Richard Caro

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A delicious old vine Gewurztraminer made by one of the Alsace region's premier masters in the genre. Sourced in small yields taken from some of Schoffit's older vines, this delicious upper-mid level cuvee offers sumptuous lushness and well as complex layering. A delicious Gewurz to lay down or drink now, the Cuvvee Alexandre will sell out.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Gewurztraminer

Its Origins

Bernard Schoffit is a brilliant pioneer in Alsace’s greatest Grand Cru, Rangen de Thann. The domaine, started by Bernard’s father Robert at 10 hectares, is situated near Colmar. 25 years ago, Bernard, then still very young, embarked on an ambitious program of buying land in Rangen, around the Clos St. Theobold. Totaling nearly 6.5 hectares, a good part of it had been abandoned because it was too steep to work. Through sheer determination and ambition, he has now reclaimed all 6.5 hectares. From these incredibly steep slopes, with incredibly low yields, he is making simply extraordinary wine from each plot he grows. Bernard’s gift for wine-making is not reserved only for his Rangen wines. In his vineyards near Colmar he practices the same rigorous approach to yields. These yields, very old vines, and Bernard’s guiding hand produce wines that are all marked by the following characteristics: intensity, very pure varietal character, great concentration of fruit and richness on the palate, and perfect acidity to balance and carry this weight into a long and brilliant finish. Organic.

What The Critics Say

Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2011 vintage)

"(13.7% alcohol, 77 g/l r.s., 5.2 g/l acidity). Bright yellow. Typical gewurztraminer aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruits and smoky bacon fat. Sweet and rich on the palate, with flavors that are anything but weighty. The finish is satisfying and long. Made from a paltry yield of 15 hectoliters per hectare."

Stephen Tanzer (2010 vintage)

"Deep gold-tinged straw. Strawberry, guava and apricot aromas are complicated by a cinnamon nuance on the nose. Rich and suave but a trace warm in the mouth, with vibrant red berry and stone fruit flavors carrying through on the long aftertaste. About 30% of the grapes were affected by noble rot."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Alsace

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with POULTRY
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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