Gewurztraminer `Tradition` JB Adam 2016

Country
France
Region
Eguisheim
Producer
Jean-Baptiste Adam
Grape(s)
Gewürztraminer (100%)
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Off dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
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 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

J-B Adam is one of the oldest estates in Alsace, with 19 ha of organic vineyard in the Haut Rhin village of Ammerschwir. The granite slopes of Grand Cru ‘Kaefferkopf’ provide the backdrop to the village and produce the estate’s unforgettable wines. 400 years on, J-B Adam remains in safe family hands, guided by the 14th generation of Adams, Jean-Baptiste and his daughters Laure, Pauline and Marie. Their progressive stewardship has seen the introduction of biodynamic principals and a ‘non-interventionist’ regime in the cellar (a natural process of slow pressing, wild fermentations and no filtration) that ensures wonderfully expressive, clean and complex wines.
Tasting Notes
The marl and granite rich vineyard around the Haut Rhin town of Ammerschwir produces full aromatic Gewürztraminer. The nose is fragrant with a subtle perfume of roses, lychees and cinnamon. Full of captivating flavours of exotic tropical and stone fruits with a hint of Turkish delight develop on the palate. The tropical fruits are well balanced with a dry acidity, candied fruit and mineral nuances.
Food
A perfect match for rich liver pate, Asian cuisine including stir fry with chile and fragrant herbs, as well as apple tart and strong blue cheeses.