expectations from old gewertzaminer?



expectations from old gewertzaminer?

sisundar | | Aug 15, 2010 09:28 PM

I'm presently in zurich, and I just made a trip up to the alsace region today. I managed to pick up a couple of vintage bottles at the wolferger winery.

One of them is a 1990 Grand Cru riesling that I have high hopes for. However, the other one is a 1976 Gewertzaminer. It has a dirty, caked bottle, nearly illegile laber, the whole works. The bottle says (cuvee de 75th aniversery), and it was produced and bottled at : cave vinivole d' egushiem et environs (Haut-Rhin).

Does gewertzaminer hold up this long? Apparanlty 1976 was an exceptional alsace vintage, so I'm hoping that helps. It also has significant ullage. Transporting it back to the us will be a bit painful, so if there's few hopes, I might just drink it here instead of taking it back for a special occasion.

Secondly, any transportation tips/requirements to ensure that bottles aren't too unhappy for the trip back to the US?


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