2011 Andre Ostertag "d'E" Gewürztraminer

SKU #1137686 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (33 g/l residual sugar; 5.4 g/l total acidity): Bright golden yellow. Explosive aromas of lavender, orange rind, honey and sweet spices. Rich and full on the palate, with lively acidity lifting the smoky grilled bacon and ripe mango flavors at the back. As explosively rich as this is, it actually comes across as a fairly delicate gewurztraminer, and it seems less sweet than the technical numbers would suggest. Made from grapes grown on ten different parcels, all in Epfig.  (12/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Spicy and floral, with geranium and tea rose accents, this spiced white offers honeyed flavors of guava, lychee, pink grapefruit zest and mandarin orange, all balanced by finely meshed acidity. Drink now through 2020.  (6/2013)

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Staff Image By: Krista Johnson | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/19/2013 | Send Email
This is a full-on representation of what a Gewurtztraminer tastes like: Lychee, rose petals, ginger spice, nectar. This one has an exceptionally rich, full, soft body. It pleasantly reminds me of Turkish Delight candy.

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- Thought to have originated in the city of Tramin in Italy's Alto Adige, Gew├╝rztraminer is actually a pink-skinned incarnation of the Traminer varietal, and also the most widely planted variation. Known for its heady perfume redolent of rose petals and spice and tropical lychee flavor, its fuller body and moderate acidity, it can be made in a variety of styles ranging from completely dry to sweet late harvest wines. The best representations of the grape are grown in Austria and France's Alsace, though it's being made in smaller quantities in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Pacific Northwest, California, New Zealand and Australia.


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- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.