2019 Domaine Allimant-Laugner Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Allimant-Laugner
Vintage 2019
Grape Riesling
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2035
Available as of Mar 23, 2023
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The Allimant-Laugner Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg is the top model and comes from the Praelatenberg grand cru vineyard. Vines have been cultivated here by the Benedictines since the early 9th century, hence the name "Hill of the Prelates", although its origins may be older, as evidenced by the presence of Roman monuments. The reason this vineyard has a grand cru status is because of the unique terroir. The Gneissic soil (gneiss) consists of granite rich in ferruginous elements (quartz, mica and feldspar) and the Allimant-Laugner plot is the southernmost, where the slopes are at their steepest. This fantastic Riesling has everything a topper should have, but for a Grand Cru at a very attractive price.

The Grandcru Riesling Praelatenberg grapes were harvested in September 2019. The wine ferments with its natural yeasts for 5 weeks and matures on fine yeast (sur lie) for 6 months in large oak barrels and then the wine receives a minimum of 18 months of bottle aging before this wine is released. The Praelatenberg Riesling is characterized by its freshness, its energy with a clear salinity that offers very good aging potential. The minerality splashes out of the glass as if the grapes came straight from the granite. It is very delicate with great precision, good acidity and lingering saltiness and minerality and ends with an impressively long and tense stimulating finish. It should be clear that we are very enthusiastic, especially because for this level of Riesling you often have to pay double for this level without any problems. 92/100 Parker

ABOUT DOMAINE ALLIMANT-LAUGNER

The origins of Domaine Allimant-Laugner begin with 2 families who have cultivated the vineyards since the 17th century, the Laugners in the village of Dieffenthal and the Allimants in Saint-Hippolyte. In 1816 and after participating in all of Napoleon's campaigns, Captain François-Antoine Allimant buys more vines on the hills of Haut-Koenigsbourg and a beautiful 1664 farmhouse in the village of Orschwiller, the current property of the domain. Like most families, the Allimants still lived off multi-crop cultivation but chose to focus more on wine with Charles Allimant, who started bottling his wine in 1949 and developed their distribution with his daughter Mariette and her husband René Laugner . Their eldest son Hubert took over in 1984, gave the domain real fame together with his wife Françoise, and since 2013 with their son Nicolas. The family manages Domaine Allimant-Laugner as a beautiful heritage for more than 10 generations.

The privilege of having a product of this unique authentic terroir also gives a responsibility and so Domaine Allimant-Laugner works naturally with the utmost respect for the environment. All tasks are (pruning, plucking, maintenance) and also because the close contact with the vines makes it easier to understand what the needs are. In order to properly control the strength of the vines and to preserve the ecosystem, we mainly work with alternating plowed and grassy rows. Also in the cellar, modernity and tradition must be well balanced to produce precise and fine wines, but with a minimal human and environmental imprint. They work with a brand new pneumatic press and stainless steel tanks with temperature control and fermentation takes place only with natural yeasts. The basis is laid in the unique vineyards that have been managed by the family for 10 generations. Domaine Allimant-Laugner makes great wines with respect and modernity.

FACT: Read more under the Winery tab - here you will also find some photos and a video of this beautiful domain.

Vineyard for 2019 Domaine Allimant-Laugner Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

The origins of Domaine Allimant-Laugner begin with 2 families who have cultivated the vineyards since the 17th century, the Laugners in the village of Dieffenthal and the Allimants in Saint-Hippolyte. In 1816 and after participating in all of Napoleon's campaigns, Captain François-Antoine Allimant buys more vines on the Haut-Koenigsbourg hills and a beautiful 1664 farm in the village of Orschwiller, the current property of the domain.

Like most families, the Allimants still subsisted on growing more crops but chose to focus more on wine with Charles Allimant, who began bottling his wine in 1949 and developed their distribution with his daughter Mariette and her husband René Laugner. . Their eldest son Hubert took over in 1984, gave the domain real fame together with his wife Françoise, and since 2013 with their son Nicolas. The family manages Domaine Allimant-Laugner as a beautiful heritage of more than 10 generations.

The 7 varieties from Alsace (Alsace) are grown on a total of 12 hectares of vines, representing 40 separate plots of different orientations, ages and terroirs. This division of parcels is essential for the varieties to be properly expressed on the right grounds. South of the village, between Orschwiller and Saint-Hippolyte, the heavy clay and limestone soils are particularly suitable for the Pinots. North of the village as far as Châtenois there are granitic soils which allow the production of more aromatic Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Above Orschwiller, the granite and schist hills of the Praelatenberg have been turned into vines since the 9th century. This terroir allows the production of precise and very typical wines, naturally classified as Grand Cru d'Alsace. The plots have a density of more than 5500 vines per hectare, which promotes competition and deeper rooting, for better typicity. The more competition the harder a grape has to work and the deeper it has to root. Bad for high volumes but perfect for quality and that is what this house stands for.

The demand for sparkling wine is also growing in the region and the Crémants Blanc and Rosé, produced by the traditional method with our local varieties, represent half of the production of Domaine Allimant-Laugner and have certainly given the house much more international fame. after each and every one of the wines has received very high ratings from the international wine press.

The privilege of a product of this unique authentic terroir also entails a responsibility and so Domaine Allimant-Laugner works naturally with the greatest respect for the environment. All tasks (plant pruning, picking, maintenance) are done naturally, also because the close contact with the vines gives a better understanding of the needs. In order to properly control the vigor of the vines and preserve the ecosystem, work is mainly done with alternating plowed and grassy rows. Also in the cellar, modernity and tradition must be well balanced to produce accurate and refined wines, but with a minimal human and ecological imprint. They work with a brand new pneumatic press and stainless steel tanks with temperature control and fermentation takes place only with natural yeasts. The foundation is laid in the unique vineyards which have been managed by the family for 10 generations. With respect and modernity, Domaine Allimant-Laugner makes great wines.

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More Information
Available as of Mar 23, 2023
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Allimant-Laugner
Grape Riesling
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2035
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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