Gewurztraminer, Vendanges Tardives

If you could get your head around Gewurztraminer in my earlier post, now you can complicate your palate further with more words and this wine. Vendanges Tardives designates that the grapes are harvested later, meaning that they are riper, more full of sugar, and might have a touch of “Noble Rot” which creates glorious honeyed goodness. This wine is syrupy, rich and sweet, with a powerful floral bouquet to enjoy while you contemplate ordering that shortbread and cream.