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Domaine Bohn ‘L’Orange Gaulois’ Alsace 2020

Estate: For over 300 years, the Bohn family has passed down their winemaking traditions from father to son. Bernard and Arthur Bohn are following in this long heritage, and are dedicated to the preservation of their family lands. Located in the hills surrounding Reichsfeld, their 9 hectares of vineyards are cultivated biodynamically and organically [certified]. They believe in “minimalistic wine production without any oenological inputs”.

Winemaking: Vines are 50 years old; Gewürztraminer vines in silty soils, Riesling vines in pink sandstone and volcanic soils. Spontaneous wild yeast fermentation, skin “maceration of Gewürztraminer for 3 weeks, 80% whole grapes, 20% de-stemmed. After pressing, addition of Riesling must.” Aged 9 months in old oak barrels, unfiltered, no added SO2.

Tasting Notes: Shimmering layers of tangerine, rose petal, grapefruit, salted caramel glossed by citrus acidity and whisper light tannins. Pear, streak of smoky minerality infuse the gleaming finish. Dynamic, radiant.

84% Gewürztraminer, 16% Riesling
Alsace AOC
France
14% Alcohol
CAD$100 [restaurant purchase, Montreal, Canada]

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