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2019 Weinbach Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling

Alsace, France

Rare, beautiful organic Riesling from the famous Schlossberg Grand Cru.

$180.00

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About The Wine

The Hill of Schlossberg would finish on a podium if 'Best Riesling Vineyard in the World' were an upcoming Olympic event. The lucky people at Domaine Weinbach have the largest vineyard holdings on the hill, and make exceptional wines every year from this rocky, granite outcrop.

They make Riesling in a minimalist, old-school style, with whole-bunch pressing, wild-yeast fermentation with no additions, and elevage in mighty, and mighty-old ,oak casks.

It's dry and rich, full and linear, powerful and delicate. A wine to change your perception of Riesling itself.

About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach is an icon of the Alsace wine region, a pioneer of biodynamic viticulture and winemaking, and producer of some of the world's greatest aromatic wines.

Located the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill, Domaine Weinbach is a “stream of wine”, named after the small waterway that traverses the property, and dates back all the way to 1612 when it was established by Capuchin monks.

The Faller family farms 27 hectares of vineyards, much of which is Grand Cru. The fame may go to the imposing Schlossberg GC but equal renown should be extended to the walled Clos de Capucins that surrounds the winery and the Furstentum GC, celebrated for exceptional Gewurztraminer.

Viticulture has been organic for many years but a conversion to biodynamics culminated in certification for the 2006 vintage onwards.

The Schlossberg Vineyard
The Schlossberg Vineyard
Alsace, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Schlossberg is an exceptional terroir for Riesling to which it confers a very pure fruity expression, remarkable breed and finesse.

A very famous place, its quality has been recognised since the 15th century. It is the first Alsace terroir classified Grand Cru by the 1975 decree. From 1928, the winegrowers of Kaysersberg and Kientzheim had recorded all the constraints of natural production of this cru in a written agreement, unanimously respected, which since then been consecrated by the decrees of recognition of the grands crus.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Drink Until : 2035

Domaine Weinbach and the Clos des Capucins walled vineyard
Domaine Weinbach and the Clos des Capucins walled vineyard
Alsace, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

18Points

"Greenish tinge to straw colour. Gloriously complex nose that suggests some botrytis and great richness (though not sweetness) and depth. This is Alsace Riesling at its very best. Such depth and reverberation already. This is the sort of wine I could drink all night. Pure, broad and long. 18/20" - Jancis Robinson (JancisRobinson.com)

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