Though only formally established in the 1960’s (thanks to the joining of the Rolly and Gassmann families), Rolly Gassmann has been producing fantastic, professional wines since the 17th century. With their expert know-how and understanding of wines and grapes, they are able to infuse some wonderful methods into their production, creating delicious, unique wines.
This particular Gewurztraminer uses grapes that have been allowed to age far longer than normal (vendange tardive) allowing the grape to dehydrate. The result is a flavorful, sweet, and robust grape that is unencumbered by the water content that potentially dilutes the flavor of the grape. The Haguenau de Bergheim Gewurztraminer Vendages Tardives is not quite as sweet as its Noble Rot brother, but still offers a delicious sweetness that allows this wine to pair just as easily with spicy dishes as it potentially can with desserts. To the eye: a beautiful, deep lemon yellow can be observed. On the nose: notes of lychee, mango, and rose do a wonderful job at massaging the senses. On the palate: lychee, mango, rose, and citrus notes pair wonderfully with notes of alcohol, ginger, and bitter citrus peels. The finish is long and complex; the wine lingers even after finishing the sip.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.