Weinbach Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 2006

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The Weinbach 2006 Gewurztraminer Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles is an example of the kinky exhibitionism that this vintages botrytis can display. Musk, fading lily, sage flower, fish oil, fungus, quince preserves, strawberry jam, and litchi all... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 500ml

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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

External Reviews for Weinbach Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

The Weinbach 2006 Gewurztraminer Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles is an example of the kinky exhibitionism that this vintages botrytis can display. Musk, fading lily, sage flower, fish oil, fungus, quince preserves, strawberry jam, and litchi all... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/26/2011

Good full yellow. Sexy, fleshy aromas of honey and flowers. Rich, glyceral and supersweet; not hugely complex but a fruit bomb of an SGN with solid framing acidity. A remarkably sunny style of wine in the context of the year. Finishes ripe and surp... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


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

A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


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

The Weinbach 2006 Gewurztraminer Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles is an example of the kinky exhibitionism that this vintage s botrytis can display. Musk fading lily sage flower fish oil fungus quince preserves strawberry jam and litchi all rise from the glass and linger on a viscous glycerin-rich creamy palate loaded with sweetness to the point of near excess yet somehow restrained by sheer extract and a modicum of citricity. This is something of a jumble for now yet amazingly concentrated and almost luridly fascinating. I can t predict what will come of it although I imagine its evolution will be measurable in decades. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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