In the glass, the Gewürztraminer Tradition is a saturated yellow-gold, almost orange at the center. The nose is wild and flamboyant, with aromas of grilled pineapple, orange blossoms and rose petals, with spicy suggestions of ginger and cinnamon as the wine evolves in the glass.
On the palate, the wine is sumptuous, yet elegant and lively. Exotic fruit flavors of tangerine, passionfruit and pineapple are interwoven with savory hints of hazelnut, cashew, allspice and ginger - all in perfect balance, giving the wine lift and precision to go along with its plush mouthfeel. The finish is long and vibrant - immaculately clean, and a testament to the quality of farming at Domaine Barmès-Buecher.
About this wine producer: In 1985 Geneviève (Buecher) and François Barmès formed their domaine from the combined land of their families, who had owned vines in the Alsatian town of Wettolsheim since the 17th century. François Barmès wholeheartedly embraced the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner’s belief in the interdependence of the forces of life, earth, and the cosmos. So in 1995, in order to undo the damage caused by decades of chemically dependent viticulture, he began the transformation of his vineyards to biodynamics. Today his son Maxime carries on with the same commitment to grow the most exciting, terroir-expressive wines in Alsace, taking the discipline of biodynamics a step further: now, whenever possible, he uses a horse in the vineyards instead of a tractor.