Gewüztraminer ’Caveau’ – Arthur Metz
Gewurztraminer is Alsace’s most distinctive grape variety, capable of producing many styles, from dry to sweet. Albert Metz’s sits at the off-dry part of the spectrum: floral and spicy, balanced and finishing with a lovely length in the mouth.
Whatever the sweetness, Gewurztraminer d’Alsace is much appreciated for the richness of its bouquet, and a full-bodied robustness. It develops aromas of honey or exotic fruits and goes very well with desserts, cheeses and exotic cuisines. It is an excellent aperitif – unless it’s ‘Vendage Tardives’ ( ‘late harvest’) which are dessert wines worthy of ageing.
An intense golden yellow colour with aromas of flowers, lychee and passion fruit. After these floral and spicy notes, the palate is rich, full-bodied and well structured. The wine can be kept for up to five years.
About the Producer
Arthur Metz founded in 1904, is ideally placed at the northern end of Alsace. The company is involved in the whole process of wine growing and production.
They have two pressing and vinification centres: the Vendangeoir de Scharrachbergheim and another at Epfig. Sourcing from across the region they select the best terroirs for the varietals.
Arthur Metz is in partnership with more than 720 vineyard owners over a vast 1050ha. They oversee the work in the vineyards and monitoring of the vinification process to ensure optimum quality.