Friday, February 11, 2011

2005 Domaine Pfister "Grand Cru Engelberg" Gewurztraminer

     The 2005 Domaine Pfister "Grand Cru Engelberg" for $45 is a very good representation of Alsatian Gewurztraminer. In the glass, the wine is a clear, pale lemon color. It offers pronounced aromas of tropical fruit (particulary lychee) with floral notes of rose and elderflower and some hints of nutmeg. It has medium body with more of the tropical fruit flavors, medium acidity and a long dry, spicy white pepper finish. Delightful! Try it with spicy Asian or sushi.