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2020 Paul Blanck Riesling

Alsace, France

Alsace Riesling in all its mineral, fragrant glory.

$35.00

Out of Stock

About

About This Wine

The thing with sweetness when discussing Riesling is that's a subjective topic. Overt fruit character and residual sugar exist individual from one another, and while they both can be present, fruit flavour can still exist without overt sugar levels.

That’s what we have here, rich tropical fruit notes, pretty sweet white flowers on the nose, yet the palate is full of minerality and texture, with beautiful acidity that cuts through the core of this wine.

Great for drinking now, but also a wine with potential for aging and secondary evolution.

About Paul Blanck

New to us in Oz but by no means new in Alsace, It’s getting on for 200 years since the Blanck family established a wine business in Kientzheim.

For the past 30 years, cousins Frédéric and Philippe Blanck have been in control, placing a sharp focus on the vines and the soil they grow in. The domaine has increased its holdings from 24 to 36 hectares, with five grands crus accounting for more than a third.

Sometimes the brilliance of Alsace – its terroir and the spice, minerals, freshness and sweet fruit it delivers – gets overlooked by the wine-drinking world. There’s little chance of that happening with the Blancks around, and we’re very happy to be the ones to help them share it.

Paul Blanck vineyards
Paul Blanck vineyards
Alsace, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

The extraction of the juice is done with the maximum care thanks to a pneumatic pressing. This slow pressing respects the grapes by avoiding the crushing of stalks and skins. The fermentation of the musts starts spontaneously thanks to the native yeasts present in the juice and generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats, to promote the expression of the typical aromas of the grape variety.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

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