Husch 2014 Late Harvest Gewuztraminer
One of the four noble grapes from the Alsace region of France, Gewurztraminer has a long history as a late harvest wine. Yet for any given year a successful late harvest is far from guaranteed. Only in those years when the weather is cooperative, the fruit set ample, and the winemaker patient will a successful late harvest wine be possible.
Honey, dried apricot, orange marmalade, and clove spice dominate the aromatics of this wine. The sweetness of the grapes is balanced with brilliant acidity, for a wine that starts sweet and finishes dry. Husch’s Late Harvest Gewurztraminer will continue to gain complexity and richness over the next 5-10 years. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif with strong cheeses such as Roquefort or Munster, or after dinner with apple crisp or crème brûlée.