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Domaine Weinbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Sélection de Grains Nobles Furstentum 2006

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92 grams of residual sugar. Ripe, sweet nose loaded with botrytis; very fragrant with pine forest scents. On the palate, super rich and oily, a massive bomb of fruit with some orange butter, vanilla and kirsch. Lots of vanilla bean flavor. A super concentrated, multi-layered finish.

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Domaine Weinbach:
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was est... Read more
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capucins” vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg” vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum”, and the adjacent “Altenbourg” vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. During the French Revolution, Domaine Weinbach was sold as a national property. In 1898, Théodore Faller and his brother Jean-Baptiste purchased the Domaine and five hectares of vineyards and left it to their son and nephew, Théo. Since 1979, the estate has been run by Théo’s widow, Colette Faller, and recently their daughter Laurence took over the winemaking, with Catherine as marketing director. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed directly as whole clusters in modern horizontal pneumatic presses. The must settles for 24 hours at cellar temperature and is slowly matured in large, ancient oak casks, using only indigenous yeasts. Filtering is through diatomaceous earth before bottling, which starts in April and finishes in mid-July. The wines are remarkable for their balance and finesse, their intensity and concentration, which is achieved by drastically pruning the vines to limit yields per hectare to nearly one-half that typical in Alsace. Harvesting is late, done when the fruit attains optimum ripeness. All of the domaine’s wines are produced from their own vineyards, a most unusual accomplishment in Alsace, and are therefore 100 % estate grown and estate-bottled. Read less

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07/10/2010

Very crisp, slate nose with hints of florals. Nice bite of acidity that remains strong throughout. Some mineral-provided zing. Has somewhat of a gewurtz-floral tinge to the flavor. Finishes on a honey tone. - Schreiner's Winers 7/7/10


External Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Sélection de Grains Nobles Furstentum

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/08/2010

The nose is a little reserved at first, but opens nicely as it gets a little bit of air and warms up slightly in the glass. Apricot, quince and peach notes shine through on the nose with an underlying mineral component. Stone fruit and citrus flavors... John Perry. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Ste Catherine 750ml


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg St. Catherine Grand Cru 2006 and all other premium wine from Domaine Weinbach available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from France and all over the world.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee Ste. Catherine 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A fleshy white, with a firm structure and an exotic note of jasmine underscoring white peach, stone and quince flavors. Drink now through 2013. 180 cases imported. -AN Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Ste Catherine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/07/2012

Bright yellow. Lovely spicy lift to the aromas of yellow peach and rose petal. Juicy and penetrating, with a light touch suggesting a high-altitude wine... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Selection de Grains Nobles 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2010

This elegant Gewürztraminer displays ripe, fleshy tangerine, yellow peach and ruby grapefruit flavors, accented by spice and stargazer lily notes. A pleasant citrus peel note lingers on the finish. This is all about balance. Drink now through 2018. -... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


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92 grams of residual sugar. Ripe, sweet nose loaded with botrytis; very fragrant with pine forest scents. On the palate, super rich and oily, a massive bomb of fruit with some orange butter, vanilla and kirsch. Lots of vanilla bean flavor. A super concentrated, multi-layered finish.

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