2019 Domaine Barmes Buecher Riesling Hengst Grand Cru

Highly Rated
A fresh yet powerful Grand Cru Alsace Riesling that will live for years.

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Like in Burgundy, the Grand Crus of Alsace are the best viticultural sites, with superb terroirs that can produce truly memorable wines. These Grand Crus sites tend to have excellent sun exposure, resulting in grapes that can fully ripen and develop complex flavours. The Hengst vineyard is one of three Grand Crus vineyards in by the Barmes-Buecher family stable, the other two being Pfersigberg and Steingrubler.

The Barmes Buecher Riesling Hengst Grand Cru is a very ripe wine with captivating aromas of citrus, spice, tropical fruits, and flowers. There's great liveliness on the palate from the minerality and vibrant acidity. It shows an excellent balance between power and elegance. Drink now or hold for later.

Each varietal is harvested separately and the grapes are hand-sorted to eliminate any undesirable berries. Each cuvee is delicately pressed very slowly for up to 16 hours. After pressing, the juices are collected, undergo a light 12-hour settling, and are then transferred to large wooden casks, or barrels, or stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Prior to bottling, the wines are racked and lightly filtered. No chaptalization, no enzymes or yeasts added, and there is no fining. Maxime is intensely passionate about biodynamics and is fully dedicated towards it. Wines are racked when the moon is descending and then bottled after a very light filtration. The domain has been certified as biodynamic since 1998 and member of Biodyvin since 2002.

95 Points - "The ‘stallion’ from 40 year old vines planted on limestone marl. Floral, spicy, yellow fruit, candied lemon peel, a stony ‘mineral’ thing. It’s juicy, going into tropical with pineapple and crystallized ginger, cool clean acidity that’s present, but kind of unobtrusive, ripe orange, and a savoury finish of excellent length. Powerful, but still fresh and poised. Succulent. Delightful." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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