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Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) 2004

  • Citrus
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • Biodynamics
  • 12% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

A racy, expressive Riesling from one of the best terroirs in Alsace and the first to have obtained Grand Cru status in 1975! More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly bin-soiled label, 1 slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
  • More information....

Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Sushis, Langouste, Rougets grillés.

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This expressive cuvée reveals notes of lime tree flowers and yellow fruits on the nose, whilst the mouth is dense yet balanced, with a fresh long finish. Coming from the magnificent Schlossberg terroir, renowned for formidable winegrowing since the 15th Century, this bottle has all the delicacy and elegance that its reputation promises. Racy, nervous with a long palate, this prestigious wine comes into its own paired alongside salmon tartar or a roast chicken stuffed with goats cheese and dried apricots. Can cellar for a good 10 years.

    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 bin-soiled label, 1 slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
    • Classification: Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Weinbach (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2004
    • Color: Sweet
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Citrus
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
    Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)
    Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine)

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Riesling Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Schlossberg Weinbach (Domaine) 2004

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format