Alsace & Germany

Domaine Pfister, Gewurztraminer, Tradition Alsace Alsatian 2013

Bottle Size: 750ml

Year: 2013

10 in stock

From the Domaine Pfister website:

We began classifying our Pinots Gris as recently as 2004, making a distinction between the Tradition and the Sélection. The Pinot Gris Tradition is the natural successor to our "historic" Pinots Gris, in a gastronomic style typical of the grape, offering a dry balance. Grown on the marly slopes of Osthoffen and the lighter soils of the Lehe terroir, this wine expresses itself delicately as a young wine, with aromas of quince and smoky notes specific to this grape.

As early as 1780, Nicolas Pfister lived as a “bourgeois wine-grower” using the farm buildings that are still in place today. The estate and how-know were subsequently handed down from father to son, in the traditional manner. 

There was a turning point in 1972, when Alfred Pfister handed over the business to his son André. With the support of his wife Marie-Anne, the latter would implement a new approach, resolutely forward-thinking and designed to benefit future generations. Having inherited the expertise of the six previous generations of wine-growers, he soon decided to devote himself to ecologically responsible wine-growing while modernising facilities and equipment. The work carried out on the vines and in the cellar pursued the single objective of obtaining the highest quality fruit and wines, bearing the hallmark of their terroir.

The latest chapter in the story has seen the arrival on the estate of Mélanie, the eighth generation of Pfisters, and the first woman in the line of succession. Trained in Bordeaux and then Dijon as an engineer and oenologist, she intends to apply her knowledge and diverse practical experiences to the ongoing quest for perfection that epitomizes the estate.

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