Gewurztraminer ‘Aromathèque’, Domaine Domaine Schwach, Alsace, France 2018
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Trailblazer in Alsace – terroir-driven – minimal intervention techniques
Located in the town of Hunawihr, around 30 kilometres from the French-German border, the domaine was established by François Schwach in 1950. Originally Francois had worked in wine sales but he was determined to establish his own project, producing wines that accurately portrayed the unique terroir of Alsace.
The estate is now in the hands of the third generation of the family, namely Sébastien, François’ grandson. During his time short time at the helm, Sébastien has made a big impact on the estate, gradually introducing the use of minimal intervention techniques and increasing the use of organic methods used in the vineyard. In fact, the 2020 harvest that will take place this autumn will be the first Schwach vintage to be certified organic – a testament to the major impact that Sébastien has made during his short time in charge.
Ultimately, we believe the wines of the Schwach family highlight the wide array of diversity available in this incredible region, while all maintaining a similar style – bright acidity, rich fruit flavours and extremely food-friendly.
This Gewurztraminer ‘Aromathèque’ is an incredibly aromatic wine that shows of its complexity from the off. A powerful bouquet leads in to a palate that contains floral notes alongside rose petals and spice to name but a few. Perfect as an alternative aperitif, with paté and cheese or even with something a little sweeter – we love it paired with apple crumble!