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Riesling Linsenberg 2017 AOC Alsace

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Floral, long with a nice saline minerality

Riesling Linsenberg 2017 AOC Alsace

The Linsenberg, a particularly skeletal granite soil, is a favourite terroir for Riesling because its poverty forces it to produce little and thus allows the Riesling to ripen remarkably well. It also contributes to a beautiful ripening. The very steep slope is beneficial to intense sunshine, reinforced by the presence of numerous stones which will release the heat stored during the day at night. Granite on the other hand is very rich in minerals which will bring a beautiful minerality that elegantly enhances the strong personality of the Riesling.

Tasting notes

  • Bright straw yellow with silvery green highlights.
  • Well-developed bouquet opening with attractive floral notes and a mineral touch that intensifies with aeration.
  • After a lively attack, it develops a beautiful aromatic presence on the palate, supported by a strong minerality and a beautiful tension which reinforces its personality and brings a long tonic finish.

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 Wines for starters
  • Area 1,20 ha
  • Position Very steep slopes with a southern exposure.
  • Type of soil Stony and skeletal granitic soil rich in micas with a very fractured parent rock that allows the roots to develop deep down.
  • Age of the vines 20 to 25 years old
  • Production 4 240 bottles
  • Cuvée / blend Riesling : 100 %
  • Tasting temperature 8-10°C
  • Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
  • Alcohol 12.4 °
  • Residual sugars 4.6 g/l
  • Tartaric acidity 7.48 g/l
  • pH 3.2
  • Ageing potential more than 10 years
Linsenberg vu du ciel

The lieu-dit : Linsenberg

Cru of Wihr-au-Val on granite from Gunsbach where the stony ground rapidly warms up in springtime. Although generally dedicated to the cultivation of Riesling, the clay section also brings forth Gewurztraminer full of character.

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