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Riesling Linsenberg Mélodie d'Octobre 2013 AOC Alsace

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  • Guide des meilleurs vins de France par la Revue du Vin de France : 15.5/20 Guide des meilleurs vins de France par la Revue du Vin de France : 15.5/20

Rich, candied and fresh

Riesling Linsenberg Mélodie d'Octobre 2013 AOC Alsace

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.

Tasting notes

  • 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.

Technical sheet

  • 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
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.

Unclassifiable wines : Other