Riesling Linsenberg Mélodie d'Octobre 2013 AOC Alsace
- Guide des meilleurs vins de France par la Revue du Vin de France : 15.5/20
Rich, candied and fresh
This Riesling has the particularity of being made from over-ripe grapes (by passerillage), harvested at a normal date. This strong maturation was achieved in 2013 thanks to the warm and light "foehn" wind which delicately dried the berries of this Riesling in mid-October. This gives a particularly original opulent wine, a little easier to approach than late harvests concentrated by noble rot.
- Deep straw yellow with golden hues.
- Very expressive nose with fern, acacia, yellow flowers, beeswax and citrus notes.
- Silky attack followed by an imposing presence on the palate due to both the wine's ample structure and its aromatic intensity. A pleasant finish prolonged by a touch of freshness and a good minerality.
Food and wine pairing
A wine to be enjoyed as an aperitif, on its own. Best served with rich and subtle dishes such as seafood cassolettes, Coquilles St. Jacques au Noilly, Foie-Gras, Tajine de Poulet au Citron Confit, and tangy desserts.
- Tasting context Unusual wine associations
- Area 1,20 ha
- Position Very steep slopes with a southern exposure.
- Type of soil Granite with micaceous enclaves from Gunsbach-Griesbach, stony and skeletal with a very fractured parent rock that allows the roots to develop deep down.
- Age of the vines 20 to 25 years old
- Production 3,619 bottles
- Cuvée / blend Riesling : 100%
- Tasting temperature 8-10°C
- Sweetness DrySemidrySoftSweet
- Alcohol 13 °
- Residual sugars 37.5 g/l
- Tartaric acidity 8.91 g/l
- pH 3.34
- Ageing potential 8-10 years