This wine has a robust and meanwhile elegant character which makes it full-bodied with a very perfumed taste. Its discreetly spicy flavours make this a wine worthy for the very special moments. For a long time this has been considered to be a dessert wine, but it goes perfectly with fermented cheeses as well. It is also a sensational wine to drink with duck liver pâté or a slice of grilled bread with Münster cheese. Another classic combination for this wine would be with a dish of garnished sauerkraut.
Caves KRIER Frères offers this wine in their Domaine Privé de la Maison (Private Estate) range, presented in a dark Bordeaux bottle of 50 cl.
AOP MOSELLE LUXEMBOURGEOISE:
Since 1935, the Luxembourg government has been controlling the quality of the wines produced in our Moselle Valley. First the wine producer has to make a formal request for each barrel he wishes to introduce. Then, after a lab analysis, the wine is tasted by a commission of 12 blindfolded members who evaluate the wine on a scale of 20 points.
· 12,0 – 13,9 points: AOP Marque Nationale
· 14,0 – 15,9 points: AOP MN – Vin Classé
· 16,0 – 17,9 points: AOP MN – Premier Cru
· 18,0 – 20,0 points: AOP MN – Grand Premier Cru
The official back label on the wine bottles is then a guarantee of the governmental quality control.
Gewürztraminer may obtain all these classifications.
DOMAINE PRIVE DE LA MAISON (The private estate):
Every year we select a certain area of our family estate in order to give it the best possible treatment. The strict measures we take on this land, limits the yield per hectare considerably (approximately –30% of the legally allowed quantity!). This crucial effort allows us to produce a wine with a very complex body. For us, the wines of this range represent the best possible quality of each vintage year, although respecting the philosophy of the typical Luxembourg wines. These wines are sure to seduce you!
The product range from the Private Estate is commercialized in a dark Bordeaux bottle and has the benefit of a significant exclusivity: Only one barrel per grape-variety is selected each vintage for this special type of wine!