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.
The 2018 Gewurztraminer is sourced in the higher altitudes of Hunawihr (mostly Muhlforst which adjoins Grand cru Rosacker) from clay and limestone soils. It has a clear and fresh, pretty, precise and aromatic bouquet of rose water and wild roses with some smoky aromas. Bottled with 39 grams of residual sugar, this is a round and semi-sweet Gewurztraminer with good grip and some mineral characteristics. Despite the relatively high residual sugar count the balance is beautifully judged and the sweetness works seamlessly.
|Brand||Jean Luc Mader|
|Unit Of Measure||ea|