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Grand Cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé 2013, Riesling

Ample, dry. A great potential...today but also tomorrow...

Gold Medal and Regional Trophy at the DECANTER World Wine Award 2015 - "...the best example of its type within its region."

17/20 score and  "Coup de Cœur" in Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2015.


 

 

Grape variety Riesling
Range Grands Crus
Vintage 2013
Wine character Off dry




Appellation:

Alsace Grand Cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé

Locality:

The Kirchberg hill at Ribeauvillé. Classified as Grand Cru by a ruling of 1975, the produce of this land has been recognised as exceptional for very many years. According to Médard Barth, the famous historian of the Alsace vineyards, the wine land was first mentioned in 1328.

Type of soil:

This hill benefits from a South and South East facing positioning which, in conjunction with a very steep slope, confers it an excellent level of sunlight during the fruit's maturing period. The substratum at the foot of the hill is composed of dolomitic marl from the triassic period and dolomite from the lower Muschelkalk. Higher up it is composed of brightly coloured sandstone and gypsum marl from the middle Muschelkalk. At an altitude of 270 to 350 metres, the vineyard's soil is rich in clay and often very stony. Our plots of Riesling are partly situated on the steep Southern slope, and partly in the central plateau. The stony core of the soil lies fifty centimetres below the surface. This forces the roots of the old vines (average age of 30 years) to penetrate deeply.

Certified organic grapes

Started in 2005, our conversion to organic production took a concrete form three years later with the ECOCERT specification. 2013 iis our sixth vintage that guarantees to the consumer wines coming exclusively from grapes in organic farming. Why did we move to organic farming?

Wine character:

This Riesling is still very young for a Kirchberg. Its nose is delicately showing citrus flavours but also peach falvours combined with hints of spices typical from this Grand Cru. On the palate this Kirchberg is fruity, ample, full, with a great length. The freshness of this wine is very typical from this vintage. It will give the wine a very good ageing potential

Tips for consuming:

Will accompany any dish which goes well with a white wine which is both dry and ample: shellfish and crustaceans, fish in sauce, river fish, white meat, hard cheese, goat cheese... It will also work well throughout an entire meal.
May be drunk immediately, but will benefit from maturing in the bottle so as to develop its full bouquet and those hints of minerals which are typical of a great Riesling Kirchberg.

The press :

Gold Medal and Regional Trophy at the DECANTER World Wine Award 2015 - "...the best example of its type within its region."

17/20 score and  "Coup de Cœur" in Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2015.





 


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