Late Harvest raised in barrel Signature
> 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This blend of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris is the result of a longer (over)maturation of the grapes on their vines (for the millésime 2016, the harvest was made on the 4th January 2017!). During this period, the berries become riper and thus sweeter due to the development of noble rot (aka Botrytis cinerea). They also begin to lose water through evaporation, further concentrating the natural fruit sugars. The "nectar" is then raised during 11 months in oak barrels to enhance the aromatic complexity.
A very aromatic and sweet wine:
> A golden yellow color, intensely brilliant,
> Aromas of quinces, exotic fruits and spices,
> A soft, round mouth and very, very long finale.
Stemming from the parcel "Les Grand' Vignes" only, where the sun exposure as well as the weather conditions necessary for the late harvest maturation are ideal.