2020 Weinbach Cuvee Colette Riesling

A rich, complex and nervy Riesling from one of Alsace's best producers

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The Weinbach Cuvee Colette Riesling is, by all reckoning, one of the best Rieslings in Alsace. It presents beautiful aromas of white stone fruits, zesty citrus, and even tropical fruits, thanks to the hot growing season. The palate shows good structure and rich flavours of citrus and stone and tropical fruits.

Despite the hot weather, the acidity level remained high, giving the Riesling a nice energy, which matches swimmingly with the full-bodied texture of the wine. With a few more years in bottle, the Colette Riesling will develop a lovely smokiness and pleasant tones of kerosene. In the meantime, pair it with any dish featuring seafood or white meat.

TERROIR:
Vines (over 40 years) are located at the base of the Grand Cru Schlossberg hill. On a floor of granite rocks, the soils are brown, slightly acidic, pebbly, excellent mineral fertility, shallow depth at the top of the slope, and deeper at the bottom. The Schlossberg’s steep, south-facing slopes ensure exposure to optimal sunshine. The soils are very well-drained and warm up very rapidly. The Schlossberg is particularly favorable for Riesling (which is a late-maturing grape and needs as much sunshine as it can get), producing here a very pure expression of the grape, with remarkable finesse and elegance.
FARMING: Organic and Biodynamic (certified by Ecocert & Demeter)
Short pruning of the vines to keep yields low.
PICKING: Hand-picked at optimum maturity to reinforce the aromatic expression and body of the wines.
WINEMAKING: Gently pressed in whole clusters in pneumatic presses, fermentation with indigenous yeasts (element of the terroir, enhances depth and complexity in the wines) in old oak vats.
TASTING NOTES:
It opens with the aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits, and citrus fruit zest. The palate is well structured and dense with a vibrant acidity which leads to a long-lasting finish.

Region: Alsace, France
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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