The demanding Gewürztraminer grape prefers warm, airy locations with deep, loamy soils. These prerequisites are found in Brenntal to the northwest of Kurtatsch.
From the red loamy soils, the Gewürztraminer obtains its multifaceted aromatics: lychee, roses, mango, caramelized orange peel and lavender. On the palate, the wine is creamy-textured with elegant acidity which balances with its muscular body. The wine reaches its full complexity after extended ageing in the cellar and the bottle. Because of this, it is released two years after harvest as a reserve wine. Its ageing capability of up to 20 years is enormous. Gewürztraminer BRENNTAL: the long-lasting one.
Cold maceration for 3.5 hours, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks; ageing on the fine lees for 12 months in stainless steel and for 6 months in large oak barrels, min. 6 months bottle ageing
14,5 % by vol.
Yield per hectare
Method of cultivation
Kurtatsch - Brenntal, 220-300 m a.sl., south - east, steep slope
Warm microlimate, great temperature difference
Red sandy, loamy soil with clay minerals and oxides