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Alsace Willm Cuve Emile Willm Gewurztraminer Slections de Grains Nobles 2005

External Review by WineExpress.com:

This is a rare and exquisite dessert wine. Producing Sélections de Grains Nobles is a painstaking process. Harvesters must go out and pick individual grapes that have lingered on the vine and become shriveled by Botrytis Cinerea or “noble rot”. Successive pickings must be carried out until there are enough of these ultra-sweet raisinated grapes. This is the very same procedure used to make the great Sauternes and Trockenbeerenausleses. The grapes are pressed and the sweet syrup is carefully fermented to about 12% alcohol leaving a delectable 127 grams per liter of sweetness to carry the exotic Gewurztraminer flavors of mango, lichee and rose petal in a breathtaking dance across your palate. In 1930, just as prohibition was repealed, ALSACE WILLM was the first Alsace producer to export its wines to the US. And today its wines are more outstanding than ever. Very Limited! 500ml bottle

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Winery: Alsace Willm
Color: White
Varietal: Gewürztraminer
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External Reviews for Alsace Willm Cuve Emile Willm Gewurztraminer Slections de Grains Nobles

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Source: WineExpress.com
02/27/2009

This is a rare and exquisite dessert wine. Producing Sélections de Grains Nobles is a painstaking process. Harvesters must go out and pick individual grapes that have lingered on the vine and become shriveled by Botrytis Cinerea or “noble rot”. Successive pickings must be carried out until there are enough of these ultra-sweet raisinated grapes. This is the very same procedure used to make the great Sauternes and Trockenbeerenausleses. The grapes are pressed and the sweet syrup is carefully fermented to about 12% alcohol leaving a delectable 127 grams per liter of sweetness to carry the exotic Gewurztraminer flavors of mango, lichee and rose petal in a breathtaking dance across your palate. In 1930, just as prohibition was repealed, ALSACE WILLM was the first Alsace producer to export its wines to the US. And today its wines are more outstanding than ever. Very Limited! 500ml bottle


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

This is a rare and exquisite dessert wine. Producing Sélections de Grains Nobles is a painstaking process. Harvesters must go out and pick individual grapes that have lingered on the vine and become shriveled by Botrytis Cinerea or “noble rot”. Successive pickings must be carried out until there are enough of these ultra-sweet raisinated grapes. This is the very same procedure used to make the great Sauternes and Trockenbeerenausleses. The grapes are pressed and the sweet syrup is carefully fermented to about 12% alcohol leaving a delectable 127 grams per liter of sweetness to carry the exotic Gewurztraminer flavors of mango, lichee and rose petal in a breathtaking dance across your palate. Wine Spectator scored this 94 points and said "There's concentration and intensity to the quince paste, lychee, orange marmalade and white pepper flavors, but they sit with finesse on a light-weight frame. Notes of blood orange, grapefruit and rose petal add layers of flavor, and the acidity is incredibly well-balanced. Drink now through 2020. 600 cases made." Very Limited! 500ml bottle



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