2020 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg BIO

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Weinbach
Vintage 2020
Grape Riesling
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2042
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Domaine Weinbach, also known as Clos des Capucins, is not only one of the best domaines in Alsace, its refined and concentrated white wines are even considered to be among the best in the world.
Grapes are picked by hand with very strict selection for perfect ripeness. In the vinification cellar, after an extremely slow and careful pressing of the grapes, a spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with wild (grape's own) yeasts takes place on old very large oak casks. The wines remain here until at least June or July to gradually reduce the fermentation in order to maximize the expression of authenticity and complexity. This entire process runs according to strict biological dynamic rules and regulations. .
The Schlossberg has an exceptional terroir and gives a very pure fruit expression. In the glass, the Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru is golden-yellow in color. In the nose we distinguish expressive aromas of grapefruit, ripe pear and tobacco. The attack on the palate is fruit intense and elegant, broad and round. The Schlossberg combines its juicy, well-concentrated Riesling fruit with the mineral soul of Weinbach's granite cru terroir, ending with lemon flavors and salty notes. The finish is very long and complex; Both the salty mineral character of the granitic soil and the ripe fruit return here. This is an incredibly promising Riesling with a wonderful storage potential as befits a large Grandcru Riesling.
Delicious as an aperitif, oysters, lobster, sea fish such as sole and turbot, turkey and Bresse chicken with mushrooms, sushi and sashimi.
Vineyard for 2020 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg BIO

Domaine Weinbach, also known as Clos des Capucins, is not only one of the best Alsace domains, the refined and concentrated white wines are considered to be among the best in the world. The winery, which takes its name from the stream that flows through the vineyards on the spot, is located between the villages of Kaysersberg and Kientzheim and has a history that goes back a long way. In 860, the Abbey d'Etival obtained through a donation land that now belongs to the current vineyards of Domaine Weinbach.

A wall was built around a part of this plot in the early seventeenth century by Capuchin monks. This 5 hectare vineyard is the still existing Clos des Capucins. After the French Revolution, the vineyards and monastery were expropriated and sold by the state. Ultimately, it was the Faller brothers, two tanners from nearby Kaysersberg, who bought and refurbished the dilapidated abbey and its Clos des Capucins in 1898. Théo Faller continued the work of his father and uncle with great energy. He bought parts of surrounding Grand Cru vineyards such as Furstentumen, Schlossberg, Mambourg and Marckrain and brought the wines of Domaine Weinbach to an unprecedented level. With the third generation, the wines got even more refinement and depth, because from 1988 they first switched to organic viticulture and then in 2005 the choice was made to do the 28 hectares of vineyards and winemaking entirely according to biodynamic principles. The result is amazing; the white wines now have an unprecedented minerality, finesse and concentration. It is the result of natural preparations, acting according to the position of the moon and stars, drastic pruning at an early stage, hand picking grapes with optimal ripeness, with very low yields and preferably with the first effects of the noble rot and further a vinification with as little intervention as possible.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Weinbach
Grape Riesling
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2042
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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