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2015 Schoffit Gewurztraminer Clos St. Theobald Rangen

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May 3, 2020 - $43

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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...opens with a noble perfume: bright, fragrant, complex and finessed, with a fascinating mix of floral, herbal, stony and fruity aromas that are all perfectly interwoven...sublime harmony and fine complexity! Full-bodied, round and piquant, with great elegance, finesse and vitality...concentrated andwell-structured, yet beautifully balanced and persistent...full of tension and finishes with the greatest finesse and ethereal elegance...gorgeous grape variety...

94Wine Enthusiast

Peach and honeysuckle already have a notion of honeyed sweetness and ripeness on the nose. The palate boosts both fruit and floral notion to the top, where honeysuckle and rose petal notes meeting with peach on the medium-sweet palate. This is full on, joyous, juicy and rich with expressive, exuberant flavor... The finish is medium sweet but comes with a wonderfully redeeming pure lemon streak...

93Wine Spectator

Rich and off-dry, with flavors of white peach puree, blood orange sorbet and candied ginger rippling across the silky palate, enlivened by vibrant, well-knit acidity. Rich hints of crystallized honey, smoke and dried thyme linger on the finish.

REGION

France, Alsace, Rangen

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Gewürztraminer, Alsace Grand Cru AC

This grape grows in cooler climates and reaches its finest expression in Alsace, where it is the second most commonly planted variety. It is boldly aromatic and has a distinct bouquet of lychees. The grape be used to make dry, off dry and sweet wines, including ice wine.