Jean Luc Mader Gewurztraminer 2014
The Mader domaine is a very small quantity, high quality wine producer based in the picture postcard village of Hunawihr in the middle of vineyards on the Route des Vins.
The family own 9 hectares of vineyards, including prized holdings of vines in the famous ‘Rosacker’ Grand Cru vineyard and also now in the Grand cru Schl0ssberg. All vineyard work is carried out by hand and since 2005 their son Jerome is now running the estate having studied and gained a Diploma in Oenology. Since returning to the family estate Jerome has also converted all their vineyards to bio-dynamic viticulture.
Take one whiff of this wine and it’s impossible to mistake the grape variety. Shows classic rose petal aromas, with hints of wild flowers and exotic Lychee fruit. Lovely round texture, with layer after layer of flavour extending to a very long and generous finish. Very fragrant nose of flowers and peaches. The palate is full of delightful flavors of light honey and apricot. There is a hint of residual sugar. This wine pairs perfectly with Asian cuisine and strong cheeses. This is classic Alsace Gewurztraminer. Roger Voss' note on the 2011: "If you want spicy Gewurztraminer then go no further. This has lychee, sweet spice and apricot notes with just a touch of honey. It’s not quite dry, as its richness propels it into a richer category. Drink now and over the next year or two". Roger Voss; Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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