Gewurztraminer `Expression` Vincent Sipp Dom. Agape 2017

Country
France
Region
Riquewhir
Producer
Domaine Agape
Grape(s)
Gewürztraminer (100%)
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Alsace region is a thin strip of steep hillside vineyards which is located in northeast France. It is protected by the Vosges mountains to the west, Alsace is the driest region of France, a factor that compensates for the northerly location. Its wines were the first single varietals in France to be honoured with Appellation Controllée status 70 or more years ago. They are wines recognised for their rich aromatics and distinct character and are an ideal accompaniment with food

Producer

The name `Agape` means `love` in Greek, the universal love which we receive in its purest form, with no strings attached. Created in 2008 by Vincent and Isabelle Sipp, Domaine Agape brings together 10ha of vineyard located on the best slopes of Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Riquewihr - well known for Agilo-calcaire soils producing structured wines with good ageing potential. They are well represented on the prestige Grand Crus of Schoenenbourg, Rosacker and Osterberg. All work in the vineyard is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail. allowing the fruit to be the main expression.
Tasting Notes
The white clay and limestone rich vineyard produces full aromatic Gewürztraminer with the subtle perfume of rose petals, lychees and spicy cinnamon notes. A complex palate with lots of ripe apricot, exotic fruits and spicy characters typical of a Gewürztraminer wine. A dry acidity balances the tropical fruit and mineral nuances add depth to the palate to lead into a long and refreshing finish.
Food
A perfect match for spicy Asian cuisine, rich foie gras, caramelized onion tart, baked goat`s cheese salads as well as strong blue cheeses.