Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes, Laurent Barth
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Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes, Laurent Barth - 2017

Item # 38695 750mL
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$34.96 $26.96 / Single Bottle
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$419.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The white wine of Laurent Barth are full of mesmerizing character. The highly aromatic Gewürztraminer is exceptional from the cool climate of Alsace. Best enjoyed lightly chilled.

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Staff Pick Notes

Alsace is a unique place for sure. Its identity straddles two very different worlds, yet remains very much its own. The food, the language, the people, and wines they produce all remain extraordinary and distinctive. Culling from both German and French influences, Alsace remains apart. Laurent Barth has worked all over the world-Lebanon, Australia, South Africa, India, and the United States-producing wines with a litany of winemakers. He brought this experience and knowledge home, taking over his father's estate in 1999. This is textbook Alsatian Gewürztraminer, rich, intensely aromatic, off-dry, and not for the faint of heart. If you've ever sat by a canal in Strasbourg's La Petite France neighborhood sipping local wines out of a green-stemmed glass, or wanted to, this will transport you.

- VG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


Located on the eastern border of France, on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland, Alsace represents the intersection of two wholly different wine cultures that have given birth to a third. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty during the 17th Century and eventually made one of the provinces of France. Yet, as...

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You won't likely forget your first "Gewürz," as they're some of the most distinctive and recognizable wines in the world. They are usually heavily perfumed with rich lychee and rose aromas. The variety is cultivated all over the world, but the best examples tend to come from Alsace: these are full-bodied wines with a golden color. The pink-skinned Gewürztraminer does best in cooler climates,...

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