Zegwur 2020

Winery Domaine Durrmann

Region Alsace, France

Grapes Gewürztraminer 100%
ProfileThis is a playful take on a typically heavy wine. Intense floral aromas of orchid, lily, and rose mix with honey, lychee, and ripe peach notes. On the palate, there is a discernible bitter element as well as an Asian spice and almond finish. The wine is bone dry and has a lot of texture from skin contact.
Grape GrowingThe Durrmann estate farm has been certified organic since 1998. The best description of their philosophy is “agro-ecology.” The vineyards are settled on steep and rocky hills, so their soils are left covered in grass to prevent erosion and to help maintain their natural fertility. André has also planted trees in and around the vineyards to act as a natural umbrella to shade the vines and Yann introduced sheep into the vineyards in 2004. Yann cultivates his vines without cutting branches during the summer because it hurts the plant and goes again the natural character of the vine. He rolls up the branches to have an expanded surface area to receive sunshine. This vitality allows them to harvest fully ripened grapes and have a natural ripe fruit character in the wines.
WinemakingWinemaker's notes: "All from terroir on granite soils that bring flowery taste to the gewurztraminer. All made from gewurztraminer grape, but not called so because usually gewurztraminer is made sweet here, so people would be surprised or disappointed. To show that this is gewurz interpreted differently I titled it by mixing the letter and Gewurz became Zegwur. The letter of the label is made with pictures of plants we find in this vineyard. Hand harvested, 75% of this wine was on direct press, and 25% was destemmed and macerate separately during 2 weeks then pressing and assemblage of both, elevage on full lies in inox tank until the bottling that happened the 12th of May, no addition of sulfur at all. Since this wine is part skin contact this gives it some texture, some bitterness that balances the big acidity of this vintage, but no tannins because it is made just on a small part of the volume."

Wine Data

Alc12.5

TA4,43

RS2.6

SoilGranite

Altitude260m (853ft)

Vineyard Age10-25 years

Production Size333 cases

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