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Cave De Hunawihr Gewürztraminer Reserve 2016 (1x75cl)

A beautiful and bright yellow with deep gold tint. The nose has complex flavours of fresh almond and rose, opening up to a nice touch of crystallized fruits and fresh grape. A deep and generous palate, with the elegant aromas of the nose. The balance is well set by the freshness and the sweetness is not dominant. A nice, delicate medium dry wine with a long and spicy aftertaste dominated by hints of pepper and rose.

£14.00

Cave De Hunawihr Pinot Blanc Klevner Reserve 2016 (1x75cl)

This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard in the Haut-Rhin, nine kilometres from Colmar. Their wines are vinified using only their members' grapes, with a focus on expressing the rich diversity of Alsatian soils. Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the winery in 2004 and his influence continues to be seen in the way the wines improve with each vintage.

Sheltered from oceanic influence by the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace wine region has a semi-continental climate which stays sunny and dry throughout the growing season, and this lengthens the ripening period for the grapes. The slopes surrounding Hunawihr, a picturesque village of half-timbered houses and a 14th century church, are some of the most celebrated in Alsace for grape-growing. Cave de Hunawihr’s fruit is sourced from 25 year-old vines grown in vineyards running along the south and south-east facing hillside slopes around the village, at an altitude of 250-320 metres. The vineyards cover an area of 36 hectares, located on a geological fault line across Ribeauvillé which gives soils composed of clayey limestone marl and chalky gravels.

In 2016, nature took its time to reveal good quantities of bright, ripe fruits. Budburst began in May, and flowering started in early June. The vines continued to mature until the end of August. Harvest started on 7th October. The wines of this vintage are fresh and light, with plenty of vivacity.

This Pinot Blanc is a blend of micro-parcels from the Hunawihr vineyards. The temperature controlled fermentation took place between 16-18°C for three weeks, followed by four months in stainless steel tanks to settle before careful filtration. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place.

Pale, almost luminous yellow, with an elegant silver tint. Very fresh and striking on the nose, with citrus aromas and a floral hint. Rich and silky, this is a full-bodied wine with good balance and fresh acidity. A lovely bouquet of lemon and pear continues on the long finish.

£12.00

Cave De Hunawihr Pinot Gris Reserve 2016 (1x 75cl)

A deep pale yellow with elegant light gold tints. A straightforward and lightly smoky nose, open and complex with elegant hints of pear and fresh apricot. A good attack on the entry with a strong body. This typical medium dry Pinot Gris offers nice complexity full of the delicate flavours of the nose. The finish is long and elegant with nice aromas of smoke, apricot and a touch of caramel.

£13.50

Cave De Hunawihr Riesling Grand Cru `Rosacker` 2016 (1x75cl)

Straw yellow with elegant green-silver tints. The nose is very delicate, dominated by lime and grapefruit. The attack shows the same flavours, along with great body and balance. This dry Riesling is full and refreshing with a long aftertaste typical of wines from limestone soils.

£16.25

Cave De Hunawihr Riesling Reserve 2016 (1x75cl)

Straightforward but with a nice complexity as citrus, pear and white flowers perfumes develop. The palate is full of lively attack. The rich aromas, especially citrus, continue through the mid-palate. A long lasting wine, with a refreshing finish.

£11.80

Domaine Christian Binner Les Binner Saveurs 2014 (1x 75cl)

The Binner estate was established in 1770. The family owns nine hectares in Alsace but only six hectares are cultivated with vines. They are a certified organic producer and also practice biodynamic farming. They produce "natural wines" using very few additives and no technological manipulations. 

This is a highly aromatic and floral wine with spicy notes. Green apples, pear, lemon drops, peach and lychee mingle seamlessly on the palate with minerality, floral and sweet spice flavours. This is a dry style of wine which has a long finish.

£12.06

Domaine Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes 2006 (1x 75cl)

A distinguished nose dominated by mature fruity scents of citrus and candied lemons and floral hints. Delicate and fresh. Fresh and well balanced. Delicately spicy with citrus fruits candied lemon and hints of ginger and a long finish. Delicately spicy with citrus fruits candied lemon and hints of ginger and a long finish. Food Matching Seafood Caviar Sushi Fois Grais Pork Chicken Veal Medium Spiced Curry Chinese and Thai Dishes.

£13.20

Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim 2010 (1x 75cl)

This is a magnificent Gewurtztraminer from the hill at Bergheim which faces South.  This Grand Cru's nose is both floral and spicy with notes of rosewater papaya and kumquat. It exhibits both great power and finesse with ripe tropical flavours including mango, lychee and passion fruit. It is full bodied and dense in flavour.

 

 
£22.50

Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Reserve 2015 (1x 75cl)

An exuberant wine with a spicy character, this Gewurztraminer reveals the typical aromas and flavours of the grape variety as well as notes of fresh lychee, mango and passion fruit. Its mouth-feel is fresh yet full and almost silky, whilst it displays exotic and spicy aromas such as mixed white pepper.

£14.35

Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg De Bergheim 2011 (1x75cl)

A deep and expressive nose filled with fresh and complex citrus aromas. It has surprisingly rich and fat palate with great structure and a wonderfully dry, long finish. This will go well with seafood, fish, white meats, trout, chicken and white wine sauce and cheese.

 
£24.35

Trimbach Gewurztaminer 2015 (1x75cl)

Full, balanced and very aromatic. Depending on the vintage, the principal aromas of Gewurztraminer are lychee, rose, ginger and geranium. The Trimbach Gewurztraminer is dry and shows classic restraint, without any loss of the Gewurztraminer's exotic and spicy feature.

£16.15

Trimbach Gewurztaminer half bottle 2015 (1x37.5cl)

Full, balanced and very aromatic. Depending on the vintage, the principal aromas of Gewurztraminer are lychee, rose, ginger and geranium. The Trimbach Gewurztraminer is dry and shows classic restraint, without any loss of the Gewurztraminer's exotic and spicy feature.

£9.30

Trimbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Des Seigneurs De Ribeaupierre 2011 (1x 75cl)

It is a wine with flowery and spicy aromas and a dry personality, and yet so rich and so fruity that it almost hints at sweetness … a mere illusion.
£28.25

Trimbach Gewurztraminer Reserve 2011 (1x 75cl)

With its years of bottle age, this wine has taken on a medium gold colour in the glass and the nose shows complex development as the primary lychee fruit segues into beeswax and camomile. In the palate there are lush lemons and mouthfilling grapiness, tropical fruit and a hint of smoke.
£21.06

Trimbach Muscat Reserve 2015 (1x 75cl)

Bone-dry with an intensely-scented grapey nose. On the palate it has a food-friendly mineral bite, high notes of lemons, grapes and blossom, and a refreshing backbone of natural acidity.

£15.49
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