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Gewurztraminer Holder Vendanges Tardives 2018 AOC Alsace

  • Vinous Terroir Sense Ian d'Agata : 94/100 Vinous Terroir Sense Ian d'Agata : 94/100
  • James Suckling : 89/100 James Suckling : 89/100

Dense, opulent, spicy and long in the mouth.


The "Holder" is a special place in Wihr-au-Val, where our Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris do particularly well thanks to a soil that is both granitic and clayey, which gives them opulence, complexity and extreme finesse.

Tasting notes

  • Glittering straw yellow with golden highlights.
  • Very subtle expressive nose, with a seductive floral dominance (gentian, elderflower) and more discreet notes of exotic fruits (lychees) as well as more spicy nuances.
  • On the palate, after a silky attack, it reveals an extreme subtlety with very delicate floral aromas and a roundness perfectly balanced by a fine acidity which adds length to the finish with a beautiful persistence.

Food and wine pairing

To be enjoyed for itself as an aperitif or after a meal or to be enjoyed with foie gras; exotic and spicy dishes; washed-rind cheeses and blue-veined pastas; desserts made with fruit and sweet spices (cinnamon quiche tart, apple strudel, crumble, etc....)

Technical sheet

  • Tasting context Dessert wines
  • Area 50 ares
  • Position Located halfway up the hillside with a full southern exposure (altitude 380m).
  • Type of soil Granite in very advanced decomposition and particularly rich in clay veins.
  • Age of the vines 30 years-old
  • Production 2057 bottles
  • Cuvée / blend Gewurztraminer : 100%
  • Tasting temperature 10-12°C
  • Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
  • Alcohol 14 °
  • Residual sugars 81.6 g/l
  • Tartaric acidity 3.92 g/l
  • pH 4.18
  • Ageing potential +10 years
Holder au printemps

The lieu-dit : Holder

Cru of Wihr-au-Val on decomposed granite from Kaysersberg, where the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris grow particularly well. The soil, composed of granite and clay, offers them their opulence, complexity and extreme exquisiteness.

Mythics wines : Other