Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer

Cattin GEWURZTRAMINER tradition new

 Cattin GEWURZTRAMINER tradition new

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer – sustainable

The estate of Joseph Cattin is based in the heart of the Alsace vineyards at Voegtlinshoffen. Because the vineyards lie on the foothills of the Vosges, the altitude of the plots varies from 600 to 1200 feet above sea level. Most of them face the southeast and thus get maximum sunlight, which makes the grapes incomparably ripe and complex.

The Cattin family are of Swiss descent and trace their arrival in Alsace to around the year 1720. The family settled in the village of Voegtlinshoffen 10km south of the Alsatian wine capital of Colmar. The Domain is named for Joseph Cattin who was renowned for his pioneering work in grafting and is widely credited for saving some of Alsace’s best vineyards from phylloxera.

Today the Estate is run by Jacques and Jean-Marie Cattin as well as the latest generation, represented by Jacques Jr. As one of the largest family-owned estates in Alsace, the Cattins own almost 200 acres of vines planted to all the traditional Alsatian varietals, as well as two separate wineries, one of which is dedicated solely to the production of their incredible Cremant wines.

The vines are located in the prestigious Upper Rhine and are planted on the mostly SE facing slopes at the base of the Vosges Mountains ranging from 200-400 meters in altitude. The soils vary considerably from compositions of gravel, granite and marl to clay, limestone and sandstone. Most of the Cattin estate vineyards are over 60 years old.

100% Gewurztraminer.  Very aromatic, this Gewürztraminer perfectly combines the typical fruitiness of the varietal with litchi and rose perfume with good acidity for a refreshing style.

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