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Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Théo 2002

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The Late Harvest represent another expression of our beautiful soils, magnified by overmaturity and Botrytis. They are exceptional wines, remarkable because of their great aromatical complexity, of their rare concentration and their perfect balance. The Late Harvest (Vendanges Tardives) can be appreciated on their own. A foie gras is superb with a Tokay Pinot Gris or a Gewurztraminer Late Harvest. A Gewurztraminer would also be wonderful with strong and fat cheeses.

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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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External Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Théo

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

Very concentrated, this SGN delivers citrus marmalade, honey and spice flavors, all well-integrated into the structure and texture. It's even tactile on the finish, with a pleasant tannic bitterness that tingles around the gums... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2002 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Quintessence de Grains Nobles 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Amazingly fresh and lively this barely seems sweet yet it s also concentrated and packed with flavor. Rose and tropical fruit notes are encased in honey all presented in an elegant manner. Subtle lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 75 cases made. (BS) Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

You might think that having a category above S.G.N. is more than enough of a good thing but the Fallers offer a second celestial tier as illustrated by their 2002 Gewurztraminer Furstentum Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee dOr. Think of this as the I-can t-believe-it-became-wine category ... or perhaps simply "cuvee unbelievable." The schnapps-like intensity of peppermint on the nose here is sneeze-inducing and behind that lies an essence of roses. The viscosity is nearly gelatinous yet this barely-wine


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

...more luscious than sweet... honey, dried apricot and citrus preserve, which melds nicely with the structure... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2002 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


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

Amazingly fresh and lively, this barely seems sweet, yet it's also concentrated and packed with flavor. Rose and tropical fruit notes are encased in honey, all presented in an elegant manner. Subtle, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 75 cases... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2002 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

...more luscious than sweet... honey dried apricot and citrus preserve which melds nicely with the structure... Wine Spectator.



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The Late Harvest represent another expression of our beautiful soils, magnified by overmaturity and Botrytis. They are exceptional wines, remarkable because of their great aromatical complexity, of their rare concentration and their perfect balance. The Late Harvest (Vendanges Tardives) can be appreciated on their own. A foie gras is superb with a Tokay Pinot Gris or a Gewurztraminer Late Harvest. A Gewurztraminer would also be wonderful with strong and fat cheeses.

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