2018 Riesling Classique, A Metz, Alsace, France
2019 Riesling Schiefer Steillage, Reh Kendermann, Mosel, Germany
Germany’s Mosel region is world famous for its steep and stony slopes as well as its slate soil.
The vines which grow on these steep slate slopes profit from the angle of the sun and the perfect heat storage property of the slate. It absorbs the heat from the day and gives it back to the vines at night. In combination with the cool climate it helps the grapes to ripen.
The result are wines with high minerality and a lively character. This Riesling has fine fruit aromas such as citrus and green apple, which are balanced out by a gentle sweetness
All in all a very authentic Mosel Riesling.
2018 Riesling Grand Cru Florimont, Signature de Colmar, Alsace, France
2018 Mt Crawford Riesling, Thorn-Clarke, Eden Valley, Australia
Eden Valley, though officially considered part of Barossa, is a million miles away climatically. Here cool climate conditions prevail, with the ability to capture vibrant, zingy freshness and purity; delicate, elegant fruit flavours and realistic alcohol levels. Mount Crawford Riesling is such a wine. The aroma is fresh lifted lemon with bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominating the palate whilst crisp mineral acidity forms the backbone of the wine. The palate has rich citrus flavours, balanced by natural acidity and intense flavour. The wine has a refreshingly clean finish with long acid persistence. Everything one looks for in world-class dry Riesling.
2012 Grossi Laue Riesling, Hugel, Alsace, France
Produced in a selection of the finest plots of the Hugel estate in the heart of the grand cru Schoenenbourg. This fantastic historical terroir has been almost exclusively devoted to Riesling for centuries.
Keuper, marl, dolomite and gypsum, rich in fertilising agents, overlaid with fine layers of quaternary siliceous gravel, Vosges sandstone and Muschelkalk, with at its eastern extremity outcrops of Lias marl limestones.
Great classic Riesling which starts to show its promisses but which will gain in complexity for 8 years or more. Its minerality and long complex aftertaste will make it the ideal partner to noble fish or seafood dishes.
2019 Classic Riesling, Hugel, Alsace, France
Famille Hugel’s signature wine. This Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its freshness and balance. Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr, this wine is dry and elegant, it expresses itself best on the steepest slopes with the most complex minerality.
half bottle - 2018 Sweet Agnes Riesling, Seifried, Nelson, New Zealand
Pure and powerful, the nose has mandarin peel and floral notes, while the palate is luscious with bright fruit balanced by natural acidity. Succulent fruit sweetness wraps around the crisp acid backbone leaving a long, exceptionally generous finish – the perfect way to finish a meal!
2017 Riesling Clos Hauserer, Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, France
Pale yellow in colour. The nose shows the classic characteristics of this vineyard: smoky, mineral, stony aromatics, slight reduction (influence of the rich marl), but eventually opens up with aeration on honey, citrus, waxy flavour. The palate shows extraordinary purity and a serene mouthfeel. Long lasting potential
The Clos Häuserer is located on the bottom of the Grand Cru Hengst in Wintzenheim. This little vineyard (1,2ha) shares the same geology as the Grand Cru, a red marl/sandstone oligocen limestone. Surrounded by hills, the Clos enjoys lots of heat in summer, but can also collect the cold in winter or spring. It is the vineyard we worried the most for in case of spring frost. This explain why we always prune this vineyard very late (early April in 2017) in order to delay budbreak and wait as late as possible to attach the canes, keeping the young growing shoots as high as possible above the ground, far from the frost. This was enough to avoid any frost damage. All young vines at ground level were frozen, bud the buds, higher up, didn’t freeze. We were then able to harvest beautiful and healthy grapes in 2017. The fermentation was very slow due to the high acidity and concentration of the vintage.