Domaine Saint-Rémy Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2014
The Ehrhart family has been making wine in Alsace since 1725, and the family tradition continues on today just as it has for the last few centuries. The Ehrharts are based in the village of Wettolsheim, five kilometers west of Colmar. While Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris serve as the primary focus of their plantings, they also work with Pinot Noir, Pinot Auxerrois, Sylvaner, and Chardonnay.
The Ehrharts harvest all of their fruit by hand, sorting through the clusters in the vineyard rather than in the winery. The grapes are pressed gently and undergo long, traditional fermentations with native yeasts. They allow the wines to rest on their lees and stir them twice a month for 6 to 8 months. Given the incredible diversity of terroirs from granite to limestone to sand, and slow vinifications, the finished wines are abundant in opulent aromatics yet are chiseled with a striking minerality and clean acidity.
Golden dress, superb. All in aromatic power, all in structure and perfumes, on the nose of fresh small fruits, musk and nuts, ample and persistent, really very racy, ample on the nose as in mouth.