Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Théo 2010

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Weinbach's wines have a fine and delicate fruitiness described as racy, nervy and dry but at the same time they are mature and long on the palate. Cuvée Théo is lively, it has body and finesse and can be paired with all types of dishes including fish (cooked or raw), shellfish and seafood, and choucroute (a typical Alsacian dish made of cabbage and sausage). Edited from the producer's website.

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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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Vintage: 2000 08/04/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Théo

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2012

Pale straw color. The nose captivates, with vibrant jasmine, ginger, beeswax, honeyed apricot, and peach aromas, followed by a note of creamy spice. Generous flavors command the full bodied palate, including Asian spice, candied orange peel, lyche... Justin Wong. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2010 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/24/2011

The Sainte Catherine Cuvée from the Weinbach estate is a selection of late-harvested Riesling grapes that add richness to this white wine. Green apples on the nose, spicy baked-apple fruit, and hints of vanilla. Easy on the palate and very juicy, with long, lingering acidity.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 09/21/2011

A bit plumper than some of its peers in the 2008 vintage, but still well-structured by its zesty acidity. This shows ripe fruit flavors of peach, papaya and clementine, with a pleasant bitter note from a hint of grapefruit peel. Spicy finish. Drink n... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2008 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Altenbourg 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 09/21/2011

A fleshy white, with ripe fruit flavors of apricot and blood orange balanced by pleasantly bitter hints of red grapefruit and candied orange peel. Theres a plump juiciness to the acidity, with a lightly smoked finish that lingers. Drink now through ... Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2007 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee Ste. Catherine 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

This Gewürztraminer offers beautiful balance and flavors of honey, ripe yellow peach, orange blossom and star fruit. Bright and elegant, with a lingering, spicy finish. Drink now through 2016. 140 cases imported. -AN Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2007 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Altenbourg 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 02/20/2011

Good bright yellow. Very fresh, vibrant nose offers sappy yellow fruits, rose petal and spices. Sweet and concentrated but still tightly wound, with excellent acidity framing and enlivening the densely packed citrus, quince and floral flavors. Admira... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2007 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 10/26/2011

This shows some richness to the flavors of clementine and candied grapefruit peel, with touches of dried apricot and pine needle. Hints of honey and smoke subtly weave through the seamless texture and resonate on the long finish. Drink now through 20... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2007 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 1500ml


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Weinbach's wines have a fine and delicate fruitiness described as racy, nervy and dry but at the same time they are mature and long on the palate. Cuvée Théo is lively, it has body and finesse and can be paired with all types of dishes including fish (cooked or raw), shellfish and seafood, and choucroute (a typical Alsacian dish made of cabbage and sausage). Edited from the producer's website.

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