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Gewurztraminer Reserve, 2017. Lucien Albrecht

Gewurztraminer Reserve, 2017. Lucien Albrecht

Item #: L0320W3IF
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Gewurztraminer Reserve
Vineyard/Appellation: Alsace, France
Color: Golden Yellow
Nose: Apricot, Spice
Palate: Good weight with Dried Apricots
Finish: Weighty with Dried Peach
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2023/Asian foods, Dumplings/13% Alcohol by Volume

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Lucien Albrecht has a golden rule: respect the Earth. The Sustainable farming and manufacturing method of making wine is fast becoming a standard in all parts of the wine world and had landed squarely with Lucien Albrecht. There are many moving parts to Sustainable Farming, and manufacturing and certification are required. Lucien Albrecht is a certified Agri-Confiance.

The wines of Alsace are a departure from the rest of the French culture. The grapes and terroir are entirely different that Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, and the Loire. What is interesting is its locale. Having gone from German to French to German and now under French control, its boundaries, foods, and wines have morphed. Where else can you get schnitzel and pat?? And for the wines..as said above, tend to be German in character.

I love Gewurztraminer and don't taste as many as I would like. The grape was very popular in the late '70s and '80s but soon was relegated to sweet quaffing wine when it's pedigree and flavor profile suggests that it is much more than that. And Alsace, northern France, is just the place to grow it. As with Riesling, Gewurztraminer likes a cooler climate to produce crisp, spicy wines, it can produce bone dry wines to ultra-sweet dessert wines and sparkling wine in-between.

Our selection jumps out of the glass with pure spice and stone fruit. The spice is lively with clove and cinnamon.