Riesling Herrenreben Sélection de Grains Nobles 2013 AOC Alsace
- Réussite exceptionnelle, parmi les 10 meilleurs liquoreux de 2013 par La Revue du Vin de France : 16/20
- Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France : 17.5/20
Majestic palette of candied citrus fruits and spices
Herrenreben means "The Lords' vines" because the Lords of Ribeaupierre already owned vines here in the 15th century. It is here that our oldest Rieslings grow, deeply rooted in the granite which brings a beautiful minerality, enhanced by a superb acidity preserved by the high altitude of this place (up to 500 m).
- Straw yellow with golden hues that promise concentration.
- Very expressive and complex nose with overripe notes such as acacia honey, candied fruit, but also fresher notes of lemongrass and citrus.
- Ample attack, dazzling richness and complexity, while remaining very fine thanks to the acidity specific to this high altitude Riesling, which allows it to finish on a fresh and persistent palate.
Food and wine pairing
A wine of pleasure, even of emotion and meditation, to be savoured above all for itself, for pure pleasure!
Its opulence and finesse will go wonderfully well with foie gras. Its sweetness with a hint of vivacity will go well with tangy desserts such as an apricot tart, or citrus or fruit-based desserts.
- Tasting context Unusual wine associations
- Area 1 ha
- Position Slopes located at the entrance to the valley, at a high altitude of 450 to 500 m. South / South West exposure.
- Type of soil Light sandy soil of highly decomposed granite (with two micas) and a fractured granite subsoil.
- Age of the vines 35 to 38 years old
- Production 1,900 bottles
- Cuvée / blend Riesling : 100%
- Tasting temperature 8-10°C
- Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
- Alcohol 9.67 °
- Residual sugars 173.6 g/l
- Tartaric acidity 10.63 g/l
- pH 3.25
- Ageing potential +10 years or more