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2020 Weinbach Les Vignes du Precheur

Alsace, France

An outstanding, racy Alsace white, that's a blend of five aromatic varieties.

$70.00

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About

About The Wine

This is a delicious, racy aromatic blend from Domaine Weinbach that has Riesling at its core.

Les Vignes du Precheur—‘the preacher’s vines'- is a single-vineyard wine that was a recent acquisition by the Domaine, and is in conversion to organic and biodynamic certification.

The grape breakdown is 40% Riesling; 30% Auxerrois; 20% Pinot Gris; 5% Muscat; and 5% Sylvaner, all co-fermented in old oak vats and bottled after eight months on lees.

It's a spicy, musky, lingering dry white with heaps of personality, and can be enjoyed immediately.

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

The richness and mineral variety of the soils, the personality of each grape variety, its suitability for the location, the individuality of each plot or group of plots, the choices and harvest conditions, give rise to a wide range of vintages. Each has its own character, its own colouring, with the same search for purity and elegance combined with richness and balance.

This research makes them great gastronomic wines. The wines of Domaine Weinbach offer endless and exciting resources in their marriage with food

Blend : Riesling (40%), Auxerrois (30%), Pinot Gris (20%), Muscat (5%), Sylvaner (5%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

91Points
JamesSuckling.com

"The nose of candied lemon peel and honeycomb leads you into the creamy, medium bodied palate where a discreet touch of tannin gives structure. Quite a complex finish with plenty of bergamot character and modest acidity." - JamesSuckling.com

Customer Reviews
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2 reviews
  • JC
    Johnny C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Refined Alsatian White

    This was an exquisite wine. It had delicacy but also a presence. Fresh aromatic notes with just the right amount of weight in the palate. That creamy underlay (lees derived?) gave the wine texture and intrigue. For a multi-varietal blend - which all too often can taste like a fruit salad - this wine was precise, neat and very fine. Excellent value.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DV
    Derby V.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    1 month ago
    An interesting Alsatian blend

    An intriguing wines. Acid and alcohol both stands out on the palate. Quite complex nose and textural palate -- white fruit (ripe), yellow flowers... some phenolic elements.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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