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Riesling Holder 2018 AOC Alsace

  • Revue du Vin de France : 92/100 Revue du Vin de France : 92/100

Ample, round with candied citrus fruits

Riesling Holder 2018 AOC Alsace

The Holder, a specific locality in Wihr-au-Val, made up of granite infiltrated with clay, is above all the preferred terrain for our Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. However, in the middle of this area is a rock where the soil is so skeletal that only Riesling can flourish. Produced at low yields, it is always a concentrated Riesling, with an intense aromatic expression and a beautiful minerality.

Tasting notes

  • Straw yellow colour with golden reflections.
  • Very expressive nose with a dominant of citrus fruits, a touch of spices.
  • An attack at first silky, with a lot of fat and a beautiful presence in mouth supported by a beautiful minerality and prolonged by a firm and very pure acidity which confers character and elegance to this racy Riesling.

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 25 ares
  • Position Plot situated at 450m, with a south/south-east exposure.
  • Type of soil Migmatite de Kaysersberg (Schlossberg granite), a stony metamorphic rock with a clay surface, rich in iron and with red clay veins.
  • Age of the vines 30-35 years old
  • Production 1,656 bottles
  • Cuvée / blend Riesling 100%
  • Tasting temperature 8-10°C
  • Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
  • Alcohol 13.43 °
  • Residual sugars 9.79 g/l
  • Tartaric acidity 6.52 g/l
  • pH 3.21
  • Ageing potential 8-10 years
Holder au printemps

The lieu-dit : Holder

Cru of Wihr-au-Val on decomposed granite from Kaysersberg, where the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris grow particularly well. The soil, composed of granite and clay, offers them their opulence, complexity and extreme exquisiteness.

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