Vincent Fleith Gewurztraminer Letzenberg (750ml)
Blue CheeseFoie GrasSpicy Foods
Dating as far back as 1661, this estate has been in the Fleith family for eleven generations. In 1973, René Fleith built a brand new estate which comprises approximately 10 ha, spread out over four terroirs in Alsace, France: the Steinweg, the Dorfburg, the Letzenberg and the Grand Cru Furstentum. Vincent Fleith took the reins of the estate in 1996, implementing biodynamic farming practices (Ecocert and Demeter certified) in 1999. Vincent is committed to Alsace, having only ever left to work in the wine industries of California, Australia, and Beaujolais.
All of their wines are aged on their lees for a minimum of 12 months and aged in bottling for at least 6 months prior to release. Producing both dry and sweet wines, Fleith’s range is everything you want for the region; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Cremant d’Alsace.
On the nose, pronounced aromatics of rose, orange blossom, and ginger. On the palate, some spice and those aromatics found on the nose carry through, with a medium to full palate; an added note of residual sweetness adds serious textural depth and roundness. Pair with a number of different blue cheese, something rich and fatty like foie gras, or even your favourite spicy dish.
Made from 100% Gewurztraminer, the grapes grow on clay limestone soil and hand harvested. Aged for at least 12 months on its lees, the wine is aged in bottle for at least 6 months prior to release.