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    Seared Scallops, Roasted Quail & Sauteed Fresh Water Fish

8/2017: clear bright yellow colour. Almost luminous! The nose is beautiful and shows strong stony/flinty aromatics, showing clear evidence of the volcanic mother rock. Strong sense of energy on the palate as well with tight tannins and salt on the finish. Despite a good ripeness for this grape, the mid palate is delicate and the acidity is refreshing. This is a wine with a strong personality and a good introduction to a relatively rare soil type. Very good ageing potential.

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The Story

This wine is made from the younger vines of Riesling planted in the Grand Cru Rangen in Thann. When my father purchased the Clos Saint Urbain in 1977, only 3.5ha were planted. Some of the Riesling grapes were then planted gradually between 1978 and 1986. These aren’t ‘young’ vines, but in some vintages, especially in hot and dry years, they have a different behavior than the older vines planted in the early 60s. The volcanic influence is still clearly present, but it takes many years for the vines to fully penetrate the rock and reach the maximum potential. The fermentation was fast and the wine finished dry.

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Wine Information

Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.

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Origin

Turckheim, Alsace

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Riesling

Riesling Brand Grand Cru

Riesling Brand Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

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Inside Information

Due to its location at the end of the Munster valley, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's Herrenweg Vineyard benefits from maximum sunshine, especially in the evenings with the sun setting much later. Minimal rainfall and valley winds keep the soil and the vines dry. Located on the alluvial fan of the Fecht river, a large part of Herrenweg Vineyard is made up of a clay-silty-sandy gravel-sand substratum on Vosges alluvia, Würm pebbles or loess on Würm alluvia. The soil drains well and heats up very quickly, leading to a regular and homogeneous maturation of the grapes. The warm, dry climate in consort with the soil allow this vineyard to ripen its grapes very quickly. All varieties are planted here.

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