As Gewürz is Agathe’s least favorite variety due to its tendency toward baroque overripeness, she works really hard to tame its excesses, both from frequent leaf thinning to generate less solar energy, as well as competing grasses and healthy yields to reduce vigor. The result is consistently one of the most finessed expressions of Grand cru Gewürz that one will encounter, which very much is the case with this 2021. In a beautiful and resonant discrete style, this accentuates the rose hip floral qualities of Gewürztraminer with a sense of class and complexity that is an absolulte knockout. A little star * awarded here.
“Bright pale yellow with golden tinges. Perfumed orange peel, grapefruit and lemon curd on the nose are complicated by notes of smoke and vanilla. Dense, juicy, clean and fresh, with a youthfully chewy quality on the long finish. More refined and longer than the Dirstelberg, though those who like big Gewürzes might prefer those to this more graceful, delicate version.” 92 Ian D’Agata for the 2016, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE.