WHAT IS WÜRZER & WHY DID SOMEONE DECIDE TO PRODUCE AN AUSLESE FROM IT?

By Gerardo Corleone

Not only the name, but also the bouquet already tells you that it has to do something with an aromatic variety and indeed it is a cross between Gewürztraminer and Müller Thurgau.

This perfectly aged 1994 Auslese shows intense aromas of dried rose petals, nutmeg, acacia honey and apricot jam hit the nose with some hints of gun powder and wet earth.

So smooth and creamy on the palate, but still with such an incredibly refreshing amount of acidity. Lemon confit, green apples and some nutty hints make it even more pleasant and create a complex mouthfeel.

Longlasting-juicy finish – again with some fruity hints and also a well fitting oxidative touch adds to it.

This Auslese has the perfect balance between acidity and residual sugar – Now I can understand why someone decided to use the grapes of this variety for an Auslese…and this producer is still producing it. So if you are curious now – Go and get a bottle!

Rating:

Bouquet: 2.5/3

Palate: 6/7

Finish: 2/3

Overall harmony: 6.5/7

Rating: 17/20 – Excellent wine!

Drink: Now or never!

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