Gewurztraminer is simply an exceptional grape. It produces fantastically complex, and sweet wines that are refreshing and re-balancing for the palate. Commonly associated with sweet fruits and vanilla, wines produced with this delicious grape are sought after by many wine aficionados around the world.
The Rolly Gassmann Oberer Weingarten de Rorschwihr Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives is no exception. It is bold, slightly unctuous (in a good way), and interestingly complex. The sweetness is intense and is offset slightly by a nice, oaky acidity. To the eye: the wine offers deep yellows with hints of gold. It is beautiful and pleasing to observe. On the nose: Floral and fruity notes are most noticeable alongside a rich sweetness intermingled with a nice minerality. On the palate: Intense notes of lychee, and citrus fruits can be noticed, but where this wine really shines is the deep, rich, buttery notes enhanced by delicious vanilla and thoughts of fig. It is rich, complex, and offers a medium-long finish.
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.