Gewurztraminer “3 Chemins” 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB1401-13
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Gewürztraminer
Country: 
France
Region: 
Alsace
Bott-Geyl

From a one-hectare clos. The vines were planted at the end of the first World War and this is considered to be one of the best terroirs for Gewurztraminer in Alsace. The plot faces south/southeast with chalky, marl soils on a bedrock of sandstone and quartzite. 5/9 on the sweetness scale. 

93 points
"...a truly remarkable wine and a great rarity too... In 2015, Jean-Christophe Bott replanted the whole plot on low-yielding root-stocks and with a density of 6,700 vines per hectare (a lot for Gewurztraminer taking into account its vigorous canopy). The 2013, still from the old vines, opens deep, fresh and pure on the nose, displaying aromatic orange fruit and spicy mineral (flinty) flavors. Beautifully fresh, piquant and salty on the palate, this well-structured, tension-filled and vibrating mineral wine reveals a very long and stimulating finish. Highly recommended."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, Sept. 2015