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Riesling Herrenreben 2020 AOC Alsace

  • Revue du Vin de France : 93/100 Revue du Vin de France : 93/100

Ample, mineral with citrus notes

Riesling Herrenreben 2020 AOC Alsace

Herrenreben means "the Lords' vines" because in the 15th century, the Lords of Ribeaupierre already owned vines here. This is where our oldest Rieslings grow, deeply rooted in the granite which gives a superb minerality to this wine, enhanced by a beautiful acidity due to the high altitude of this place (up to 500m).

Tasting notes

  • Pale yellow colour, brilliant with golden hues.
  • Intense nose with a mineral dominance completed by more complex citrus nuances.
  • After a pleasant attack with grapefruit aromas, this powerful wine has a nice acidity and a very pure and mineral length.

Food and wine pairing

A true gastronomic wine, it will be remarkable with all dishes that require a dry wine: smoked, raw or marinated fish, seafood, hot oysters, white meat in a creamy sauce, especially poultry, Italian cuisine (based on fresh or dried tomatoes) and fresh, creamy cheeses.

Technical sheet

  • Tasting context Meal wines
  • Area 1,50 ha
  • Position Slopes located at the entrance to the valley, at a high altitude of 450 to 500 m. facing South/South-West.
  • Type of soil Light sandy soil composed of highly decomposed granite, with a fractured granite subsoil.
  • Age of the vines 40-45 years old
  • Production 6,555 bottles
  • Cuvée / blend Riesling : 100 %
  • Tasting temperature 8-10°C
  • Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
  • Alcohol 13.8 °
  • Residual sugars 4.92 g/l
  • Tartaric acidity 6.69 g/l
  • pH 3.13
  • Ageing potential More than 10 years
Herrenreben vu du ciel

The lieu-dit : Herrenreben

In the 15th century, the noblemen of Ribeaupierre were already cultivating Pinot Noir at this site. Cru of Wihr-au-Val on decomposed granite from Kaysersberg, this stony and sandy soil produces concentrated and elegant Pinot Noir wines. Our most mature vines also grow here, producing a particularly racy Riesling.

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