2016 Cave de Ribeauville 'Altenberg de Bergheim' Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Alsace

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Creamy peach aromas intensify on the palate into generous, medium-sweet fruit, balanced by a pleasant bitter complexity. Ripe, lush and well-defined, this silky textured wine is intense without being overwhelming, and has a long, lingering aftertaste of honey. Cave de Ribeauville manually harvests only the best grapes, which are then transported in elevator-wagons to the presses. The juices flow into the vats by simple force of gravity, a unique method in Alsace.

Varietal:
Gewurztraminer
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Alsace
Score Wine Enthusiast:
93
SKU #:
1048459
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE93

Wine Enthusiast

Gentle nuances of peach suggest both white- and yellow-fleshed fruit, while a creamy aspect lends allure. The palate of this wine intensifies this generous fruit with a concentrated, tea-like, pleasant bitterness that counterpoints the medium sweetness. A balanced wine, it has a clean and long finish.