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Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) (no reserve) 2012

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A superb Riesling Grand Cru, abounding with freshness and finesse and the perfect accompaniment to light dishes or seafood.  More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
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Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Sushis, Homard à laméricaine, Gratin de fruits de mer.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling has a beautiful golden colour, exuding notes of white-fleshed fruits and white flowers on the nose whilst the palate is strikingly mineral, offering a fresh long finish. This cuvée pairs beautifully with seafood dishes. On this domaine the Riesling is grown on granite bedrock with shallow, sandy soil. Its south-facing aspect enables the perfect sun-exposure for grape ripening and sugar accretion. Vines are cultivated according to organic and biodynamic methods and the fruit is fermented in old oak casks using indigenous yeasts, before maturation in barrels.

    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 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
    • Classification: Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 29
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
    Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)
    Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)

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    Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) (no reserve) 2012

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