Bright, gold-tinged yellow. Perfumed aromas of superripe apricot, baked apple, mirabelle and white flowers. Bright, dense and juicy, with outstanding purity to the white stone fruit and ripe tropical fruit flavors. The finish is long, breezy and mineral. The Sylvaner grapes used to make this wine come from vines grown on the Zinnkoepflé grand cru (one of the two or three best sites in Alsace for the variety) on calcaire-rich soil. The vineyard's southeast exposure ensures that the Eminence grapes are always riper and richer in sugar than those of the Lutzeltal, so this is not an especially dry wine (18 g/l residual sugar nicely buffered by 6.21 g/l total acidity). The grapes used to make this wine are from 85-year-old-vines, and the depth and complexity contributed by such old vines is easy to taste.
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