Gewurtraminer Furstentum Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2016

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100% Gewurtraminer
Tasting Note: 
Luminous golden-tinged straw-yellow. Very refined yet intense aromas and flavors of sweet spices, lemon curd, and smoke. Classy, archetypal Gewürz, with an extremely long and silky yet vibrant finish. The violet note is typical of the Furstentum; the vieilles vignes moniker refers to the fact that these vines are at least 45 years old. This is another big Gewürz but still comes across as relatively light on its feet (13.5% alcohol, 32 g/L r.s. and 4.5 g/L total acidity; curiously, the last two numbers are identical to those of the 2016 Furstentum Vieilles Vignes). The Furstentum is a magical site for Gewürz.
Vinification: 
The domain spans almost 24 hectares and over a hundred parcels for the vineyards. They produce 120,000 annually with Biodynamic Viticultures
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95 Points Ian D'Agata