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Weinbach Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Vendange Tardive 2006

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A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Vendange Tardive 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

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07/08/2011

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External Reviews for Weinbach Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Vendange Tardive

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/07/2011

A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Vendange Tardive 500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 11/14/2013

Sporting 90 grams of residual sugar per liter the 2001 Riesling Schlossberg Vendanges Tardives reveals sweetened creamed tea and smoky botrytis aromas. Medium-bodied plush and broad it is rich thick as well as unctuous. Figs apples spices and honeyed minerals can be found in its flavor profile. Drink it between 2006 and 2014. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 03/01/2013

Sporting 90 grams of residual sugar per liter, the 2001 Riesling Schlossberg Vendanges Tardives reveals sweetened, creamed tea and smoky botrytis aromas. Medium-bodied, plush, and broad, it is rich, thick, as well as unctuous. Figs, apples, spices, a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2001 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Vendange Tardive 500ml



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