DOMAINE PAUL BLANCK GEWURZTRAMINER "FURSTENTUM GRAND CRU" ALSACE - 2001
The Furstentum Grand Cru lies at 400m altitude, facing due south. It is one of the last remaining vestiges of the sub-Mediterranean era which Alsace experienced. The soil is very stony and drains well because the calcareous bedrock breaks through.
Golden yellow color with tropical fruits and floral nose. Creamy sweetness, honey, citrus, melon, spice and minerals. Clean, fresh and smooth with tremendous aromatics.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is an excellent Gewurztraminer and a phenomenal starter wine for a wine evening. Rich, well balanced, bursting with flavor and aromatics, and very alluring.