Indulge in the exquisite Fernand Engel Gewürztraminer Réserve, a true Alsace gem cultivated from the stunning landscapes of Bergheim and Rorschwihr, just a short 20-kilometer journey from Colmar. These vineyards are nestled in rich, dark, calcareous soils, basking in the embrace of the southeastern sun.
The wisdom of time is reflected in the age of the vines, which range from 22 to 36 years old. This age-old heritage infuses character and depth into every grape.
Our winemaking process is a meticulous art. The grapes, handpicked with care, undergo a gentle whole bunch pressing. Following this, a 12-hour cold peeling process ensues, which sets the stage for an exceptional wine. Fermentation is a precise dance in stainless steel tanks, kept at a controlled temperature of 20 degrees, ensuring that every nuance of flavor is preserved.
But the story doesn’t end there. This Gewürztraminer Réserve, lovingly crafted by Fernand Engel, matures for 12 to 14 months on the yeast cells, a technique known as ‘sur lie.’ This extra step enhances the wine’s complexity and lends a delightful creaminess to its texture, elevating it to a level of unparalleled excellence.
In every bottle of Fernand Engel Gewürztraminer Réserve, you’ll discover a harmony of time, place, and technique, resulting in a wine that is a true embodiment of Alsace’s winemaking tradition. It’s not just a wine; it’s a journey, an experience, and a taste of history.
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