2011 Andre Ostertag "d'E" Gewürztraminer
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.
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.