2015 Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France
This Alsace Gewurztraminer comes in a bright lemon-color of medium intensity, slightly ‘Gris’ (with subtle pink hues) reflecting the natural color of the Gewurztraminer grapes.
The nose is intensely fruity and floral: confit pineapple, rose petal and elderflower, but also a wealth of stonefruit apricot and peach. It is bursting in fruity aromas, yet overall the wine smells very fresh and quite elegant.
This is an off-dry wine although the winery claims it is dry. But indeed, with its good acidity it feels like it could be considered almost a dry wine but those sensitive to sweetness will clear notice the glucose and fructose in there.
Good balance of sugars with solid acidity, and medium body. Some phenolics bring a drying feel and a little welcome bitterness to the finish. The result is that this wine that could be all about fruity flavors and some residual sugars, brings in instead some savory feel to the finish that will make it a pleasant wine as aperitif, or paired with spicy dishes.
Match with a Thai curry for example, and I reckon you’re in for a beautiful pairing and delightfully flavorsome moment.