Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine) 2018 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine) 2018

  • Floral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color: White
  • Organic
  • 14 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A cuvée created in homage of the mother and grandmother of Catherine Faller. Great concentration with an unforgettable balance, this Riesling is a sublime accompaniment to fish. More info

This cuvée owes its name to Colette, the mother and grandmother of Catherine Faller. Created in her homage, this wine elevates the Riesling grown on the old vines of Grand Cru Schlossberg with a pitch-perfect concentration. Full-bodied and bold, it is balanced in the mouth with a biting acidity; the fruit is lively, persistant and delicious. Vines are cultivated according to organic and biodynamic methods and the grapes are fermented in old oak casks before maturing in barrels. This is a generous wine with plenty of edge, offering fabulous food-pairing versatility, but is particularly sublime alongside fish or cold white meats.

Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Rougets grillés, Langoustines rôties sauce aux agrumes, Moules au safran.

Lot presentation
Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine)

Cuvée presentation

This cuvée owes its name to Colette, the mother and grandmother of Catherine Faller. Created in her homage, this wine elevates the Riesling grown on the old vines of Grand Cru Schlossberg with a pitch-perfect concentration. Full-bodied and bold, it is balanced in the mouth with a biting acidity; the fruit is lively, persistant and delicious. Vines are cultivated according to organic and biodynamic methods and the grapes are fermented in old oak casks before maturing in barrels. This is a generous wine with plenty of edge, offering fabulous food-pairing versatility, but is particularly sublime alongside fish or cold white meats.

Information about domain Weinbach

One of the most beautiful properties in Alsace, the Weinbach vineyard covers just over 26 hectares. The Capuchin monks produced a wine from the early 17th century on the historic terroir of the Clos des Capucins (5 hectares enclosed by walls). Sold as a national asset in the French Revolution, the property was acquired in 1898 by the Faller brothers, who passed it on to their son and nephew, Théo. A major figure in French viticulture and an ardent defender of Alsace's vineyards, largely responsible for their being granted AOC status, Théo Faller died in 1979. His wife Colette and her daughters Catherine and Laurence took charge of the property and continued to build its reputation; it is now known all over the world. Located at the base of the majestic Schlossberg hill, it benefits from an exceptional position that has all of the geological and climate characteristics usually associated with Alsace's finest wines. The vineyard is tended with a deep respect for nature and with a view to expressing each terroir. The harvests are delayed until optimal ripeness; after rigorous selection the grapes are gently, progressively pressed, followed by long fermentations in old oak casks. The property produces successful generic cuvées, but really stands out for its grandes cuvées, named after members of the family, and associated with each terroir.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Color: White
  • Service temperature: 12°
  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 29
  • Intensity: Crisp
  • Dominant aroma: Floral
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine)
Riesling Cuvée Colette Weinbach (Domaine)

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