Late harvest & Sélections de Grains Nobles
LATE HARVEST WINES
AND SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES
The « Vendanges Tardives » distinction
The “Late Harvest” distinction characterizes sweet and liquor wines with high aromatic complexity.
The distinction is limited to Alsace Grand Cru-like grape varieties (Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer) being harvested at over-maturation. Those riper grapes give richer wines with powerful flavors and great cellaring potential.
The « Sélection de Grains Nobles » distinction
The “Sélection de Grains Nobles” distinction characterizes great, intense and remarkable wines. They are obtained through successive selections of grapes affected by noble rot (Botrytis Cinerea), manually selected berries during the picking. This random phenomenon only occurs in most favorable weather conditions. The sugar and aroma concentration serves the exceptional power, complexity and length.
In order to enhance the strength of those wines, they should be served with highly-flavored dishes: Foie Gras with spicy mango chutney, chicken curry, lobster with a light sauce, blue-veined cheeses for instance, or just by themselves.
« True masterpieces of remarkable complexity and length on the palate. » Etienne-Arnaud Dopff
OUR VTAND SGN RANGE
OUR LATE HARVEST WINES
OUR SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES
Sigille Confrérie St Etienne-awarded
Gold Medal Gewurztraminer du Monde 2012
Harvested manually on October 21st 2008 at 19.5 % vol.
An exceptional terroir sublimated by this liquor wine.
Golden robe with gold reflections, intense dried fruit nose with honey, candied quince and dried flower flavors.
Silky and delicate palate with the same aromas as the ones first provided by the nose.
Heady and rich finish with high persistence of aromas.