Gewürztraminer Sonnenglanz Grand Cru 2018 – Trapet Alsace


Incl. VAT.
(52,69  / 1000 ml)
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Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

13,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness


Drinking temperature



Domaine Trapet Alsace, 14 Rue des Prés, 68340 Riquewihr / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01

Tasting note from from 07.06.2021, Copyright Sebastian Bordthäuser

The Trapet family has been growing grapes in Gevrey-Chambertin for six generations. Jean-Louis Trapet took over the reins of the estate from his father in 1992 and took it to new heights in terms of quality. In order to achieve the greatest possible expression of the origin, the yields were reduced and the cultivation was changed. Since 1997, Trapet has been cultivating vines on 14 hectares according to biodynamic guidelines and has also dispensed with fining and filtration in the cellar. The domaine owns vineyards in the best Grand and Premier Crus in Gevrey-Chambertin.

When Jean-Louis and Andrée, who was born in Alsace, got married, the vineyards and the branch in Riquewihr were part of the marriage. As Andrée is a winemaker's daughter who is as attached to the soil of her home country as her husband, there was no either-or, but only a both-and. Thus, the Domaine Trapet was created out of the Domaine of Jean-Pierre and Hélène Graye and since then offers the couple the rare opportunity to work with two different historic terroirs. The areas are also cultivated according to biodynamic guidelines.

North of the village of Beblenheim, towards Zellenberg, the Grand Cru Sonnenglanz is located on a southeastern exposure at 220-270 metres above sea level. The site is predominantly planted with Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer and covers a total area of 32.80 hectares. The homogeneous soils consist of tertiary boundary conglomerate of the Rheingraben limestone and interbedded marls of Eo-oligocene age, which together form a heavy, well-structured and stony limestone soil.


Light golden yellow with bright reflections, radiant and clear.


The 2018 Sonnenglanz Gewürztraminer Grand Cru from Domaine Trapet pulls out all the stops for the grape variety, but does so with pleasant understatement. White peach and lime blossom tentatively open the overture before orange zest and green mandarin enrich the orchestra. A handful of pink rose petals and a honey-dripping honeycomb follow, all grounded by the profound beat on wet limestone. The decanter lurks in the stage pit.


Impressively taut with fine minerality and creamy melting, this high-performance spice nestles on the connoisseur's palate. With a creamy texture, it is flanked by citrus aromas on a saline mineral foundation. Nothing exuberant or overblown adorns it, but it impresses with precision and enormous discipline on the palate. Polished and clear, the sweetness is perfectly embedded in the compact structure of the wine, which, like all great spices, will thank you for the appropriate maturity.

Food recommendations from Sebastian Bordthäuser

  • Tomato, mango, mozzarella, basil
  • Pike dumplings with turnips and beurre blanc
  • Duck on pineapple sauerkraut and black pudding ravioli


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