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Gewurztraminer 2017 – Vignoble du Ruisseau
Being able to work with the best Quebec winemakers and serve their wines is one of the true privileges we have at Chez Muffy. This winter, we have on our wine list the Gewürztraminer by Vignoble du Ruisseau. A winery that brings together respect of the environment and technological prowess in order to produce wines of great quality.
One only needs to take a step outside during the cold month of January to notice the hostility of Quebec’s climate. Indeed, everyone knows that winemaking in a cold climate requires a touch of madness and a particular savoir-faire. The task is even more complicated as Vignoble du Ruisseau chooses to vinify only vitis-vinifera grapes like Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer which are more susceptible to the dangers of winter. This is why the winery uses a soon-to-be-patented geothermal heating system in its vineyards which allows for a longer growing season. The system also to keep the vineyard’s soil above minus 10 degrees Celsius and keeping the plants alive during the harsher winter months.
The nose of this intensely perfumed wine is characterized by a note of lychee and white flowers. On the palate, you can feel all the quality of the grapes: the wine, even vinified as a dry wine, has a honeyed texture with notes of white peaches and a delicately bitter and acidic finish that gives structure to the whole.
Chez Muffy, we like to propose it as an aperitif or with one of our two fish dishes, the saltiness of which is well complemented by the aromatic exuberance of Gewürztraminer.