Riesling has been considered the first of all seven Alsatian grapes. Indeed, it already appeared in a major botany compendium, the Kreuterbuch or “herbal”, published in 1551 by Bock. Born in the Rhine valley, it is sometimes referred to as “grape of the Rhine” (Edle Gewürztraube in Alsatian language), and is considered one of the greatest white wine grapes in the world.
Sitting at the end of the valley, the south to south-east facing slopes of Wineck- Schlossberg are sheltered from the prevailing winds, meaning they enjoy a very nice microclimate. The disaggregated granite bedrock gives birth to light soils rich in nutrients, and hence early ripening vineyards. The wine has a very distinctive personality with outstanding floral and fruity flavors, as well as rare finesse, even in its youth.
The nose offers an explosion of Rose Grapefruit. On the palate we already have a powerful smooth attack, with refined citrusy notes unveiling all the finesse of this wine. The lemon zest on the finish is impressive and long. The finesse is enhanced through the sumptuous and fairly latent acidity. The wine gains in intensity, mainly due to the granite soil which offers up notes of iodine and white spices.