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Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Cuvée Ste. Catherine Schlossberg 2009

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The Domaine's Riesling wines have a fine and delicate fruitiness, they are racy, nervy, dry but at the same time they are mature and long on the palate. Riesling is such a prestigious grape variety that it is considered as the king of Alsace wines. It holds a special place in our vineyards and in our hearts. The Schlossberg soil magnifies its expression, the different plots give birth to different cuvées. They harmonize marvellously with fish (cooked or raw), shellfish and seafood, and choucroute (a typical Alsacian dish made of cabbage and sausage). Of course, they go well with coq au vin as with some white meat dishes, not forgetting goat cheese.

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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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Snooth User: rospo
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02/22/2012

Domaine : Ziegler Mauler Cépages : Riesling Région : Alsace Appellation : Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg & Grand Cru Mandelberg Nature du sol : Granitique Culture : Lutte raisonnée Vinification : Levures indigènes. Elevage : Cuve Accord mets / vin : Poêlée de langoustine au basilic thaï, choucroute alsacienne, apéritif Maturité : Superbe jeunesse, 6 à 8 ans de garde possible Service : Température de 10°C Contenance : 75 Cl x 6 Bouchage : Liège naturel Degré alcoolique : 13.5 % vol Sucres résiduels Riesling : 9g/l Sucres résiduels Gewurtzraminer : 35g/l Conditionement : Carton


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/01/2011

This elegant Riesling has a refined texture and subtle layers of flavor-starfruit, melon rind, lemon zest and smoky mineral, with a pretty apple blossom note. Theres an ethereal quality to the integration of the acidity, resulting in a delicate wine... Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2009 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 750ml



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Mineral and stones on the nose. On the palate, very varietal with great balance and lovely acidity. White peach again, good length, quite powerful for a Théo. Varietal without being sweet; a bone dry finish.

The Domaine's Riesling wines have a fine and delicate fruitiness, they are racy, nervy, dry but at the same time they are mature and long on the palate. Riesling is such a prestigious grape variety that it is considered as the king of Alsace wines. It holds a special place in our vineyards and in our hearts. The Schlossberg soil magnifies its expression, the different plots give birth to different cuvées. They harmonize marvellously with fish (cooked or raw), shellfish and seafood, and choucroute (a typical Alsacian dish made of cabbage and sausage). Of course, they go well with coq au vin as with some white meat dishes, not forgetting goat cheese.

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