Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes

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The Grands Crus

Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes

Alsace Grand Cru
1 bottle of 0.75 L

"With an ideal combination of grape variety and vintage, Furstentum is offered here vividly and  generous nose of stone fruit and peel, dense and rich on the palate with a pronounced acidity, strong minerality and a long finish of  citrus and spices.


Furstentum lies at 400m altitude, facing due south.
It is one of the last remaining vestiges of the sub-Mediterranean era which Alsace experienced.
The soil is very stony and drains well because the calcareous bedrock breaks through.


The juice is extracted with infinite care in our air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips.
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas.


The wine is matured on its lees in large oak barrels for 12 months.
This lees-contact contributes richness to the wine. What is more, the oxygen which passes through the pores of the wood brings about a gentle oxidization of the wine, and the subsequent opening up of its aromas.
The wine is then bottled and aged for 2 to 3 further years before being offered for sale.
This bottle-ageing also plays a role in the wine's development. Here, the opposite of oxidization happens: thanks to certain reactions in the oxygen-free environment, the bouquet develops and takes on subtler nuances.

Tasting notes:

93 - Damask rose and honeysuckle on the nose almost have a cotton-candy tang to them. The palate is medium sweet and adds peach compote to the floral and a dollop of plump luscious sweetness. There is huge concentration and big aromatic intensity on the midpalate with a lovely bitter edge that lasts long. There is a medium-sweet finish.

- Winemag - buying guide - 4/1/2017

Pale, bright yellow. Subtly perfumed nose offers flowers, lichee, cinnamon, mace and a whiff of smoked meat. Silky on entry, then fat with spicy fruit. With its moderate sweetness and impression of low acidity, this is quite glyceral today. A bit warm on the persistent finish. Not especially complex but this will offer the advantage of early drinkability.

- Score 91 - Nov.2010

Scale  perception  of sweetness and acidity :

This scale is subjective, it depends on your perception of sugar and acidity. Each one sweetens its coffee differently, each one will have another perception of sweetness  and  acidity.The sugar perception is very  personnal.Our engagement by this scale is the result of the perception of  sucrosity by a tasting. These indications are given for one period  from three years. After this time, the perception of the sucrosity can evolve/move.
Position 8/10 : pinots gris, gewurztraminers rich from the  grands crus Furstentum et Mambourg.

When & with what:

Desserts in which spices play a leading role.
Apricot cake with almonds.



Paul Blanck Alsace. 2014 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 95 Points, 2012 Furstentum Grand Cru Pinot Gris 94 Points, 2014 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling 94 Points, 2014 Patergarten Pinot Gris 92 Points, 2012 Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 92 Points, 2015 Pinot Gris 91 Points, 2015 Rosenbourg Riesling 90 Points, 2016 Gewurztraminer 90 Points, 2016 Riesling 89 Points, 2012 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 93 Points, 2009 Furstentum Grand Cru Vieiiles Vignes Gewurztraminer 93 Points, 2011 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling 93 Points, 2012 Sommerberg Grand Cru Riesling 92 Points, 2012 Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 91 Points, 2013 Patergarten Pinot Gris 91 Points, 2015 Gewurztraminer 90 Points, 2014 Vieilles Vignes Auxerrois 90 Points, 2015 Pinot Blanc 87 Points, 2014 Pinot Gris 89 Points, 2014 Gewurztraminer 88 Points, 2014 Riesling 86 Points, 2008 Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 92 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 92 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Furstentum Riesling 92 Points, 2001 Rosenbourg Riesling 88 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Sommerberg Riesling 89 Points, 2002 Patergarten Riesling 88 Points,2001 Pinot Blanc 90 Points
Domaine Paul Blanck : Grand cru Wineck-Schlossberg Pinot Gris 2010, Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2014, Rosenbourg Riesling 2015, «F» Pinot Noir 2011, Grand Cru Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2009
Domaine Paul Blanck : Pinot blanc 2014, Auxerrois 2016, Riesling 2016, Riesling Rosenbourg 2015, Riesling Patergarten 2015,2009,1990 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2012,1991, Muscat 2015,1990, Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir « F » 2015, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Wineck-Shlossberg 2015,2005, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Furstentum 2012, Gewurztraminer Altenbourg 2012, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum 2009,Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg 2011
Paul Blanck Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Vieilles vignes 2009
Domaine Paul Blanck, Gewurztraminer Furstentum Vieilles Vignes 2009; Riesling Furstentum 2011
Paul Blanck Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Vieilles vignes 2009
Domaine Paul Blanck Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2O09, Alsace Grand Cru blanc.
Paul Blanck, Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2009, Cuvée F Pinot Noir 2010
Domaine Paul BLANCK et Fils Vignerons d'émotion
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