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Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine) 1998

  • Yellow fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

A remarkable Riesling: rich and opulent, it pairs especially well with oily fish such as salmon. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 slightly torn label, 1 slightly raised cork
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
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Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Dos de saumon sur lit de légumes à la sauce orang, Saumon froid mayonnaise, Coq au riesling.

  • Vintage score: 13/20
  • Lot presentation
    Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    The Sainte-Catherine cuvée is produced from old Riesling vines growing on the lower reaches of Grand Cru Schlossberg, which are harvested later than average. In the mouth it is remarkably rich, almost fat, pairing particularly well with oily fish, such as salmon. This domaine adheres to organic and biodynamic methods, favouring a gentle pneumatic whole-cluster pressing, fermentation in old oak casks using indigenous yeasts and an 8 month maturation in oak 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 slightly marked label, 1 slightly torn label, 1 slightly raised cork
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
    • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 29
    • Volume: 130000 bouteilles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Yellow fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
    Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine)
    Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine)

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    Riesling Cuvée Sainte-Catherine Weinbach (Domaine) 1998

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