In a nutshell: A quintessentially aromatic and floral Gewurtraminer from its heartlands in Alsace.
The lowdown: Gewurztraminer with its typically floral, rose petal and lychee aromas often gives rise to strong opinions either for or against. If you're in the 'anti' this one isn't going to convert you. It's unashamedly classic Gewurz. It has a no holds barred approach that immediately hits you with the characteristic aromatic spices, roses and florality. Balancing out the luscious fruit though is a nicely judged streak of acidity that holds everything together and retains a pleasingly refreshing feel to it. If this grape variety is up your street this a a perfect example to pick.
When to drink: As with many Gerwurztraminers this is perfect with aromatic spicy dishes like Thai cuisine and it also be matches well with strong cheeses such as Stliton, or Gorgonzola.
Widely regarded as one of the best co-operatives in the world, Cave de Turckheim is situated to the north west of Colmar in Alsace.
Michel Lihrmann has been the senior winemaker for over 25 years and his style of dryer wines has been a huge hit, expressing the wonderful breadth of the Alsatian terroir and grape varieties while pushing pure fruit flavours to the fore. The winery is modern and produces up to 10 million bottles per year across an extensive range, from the excellent value Cave Tradition range up to individual Grand Cru varietals as well as Crémants d'Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert and organic wines.