Young and lively, in the glass it's a pale green with hints of straw. Floral and fresh on the nose, there are notes of fruit, spice, mango, lychee, pineapple and cardamom. The palate provides more subtle fruit with a dry, aromatic finish.
A wine to drink at 1 - 3 years of age, served chilled at ~8°C.
From the Vineyard
Originally from northern Italy, this is the emblematic grape of our region due to its slow maturation with cool nights giving its full varietal expression. Dry but intensely aromatic. Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequalled intensity. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Alsace, France
Winemaker: Etienne Hugel
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 13.18 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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