Hunawihr Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker, 2016

£20.00

Any wine nerd worth their salt will tell you Riesling rivals Chardonnay as the grape capable of producing the finest white wine on the planet.  This Grand Cru offering form Runawihr is powerful and aromatic, retaining youthful aromas of lemon and orange peel, peach and honey. Elegant and well-structured on the palate showcasing typical characteristics of the Rosacker site, including fresh stone fruit flavours and vibrant lime on the finish. Ageworthy, very high quality and excellent value.

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Wine Enthusiast – 93pts

A subtle touch of lemon appears first. On the palate, this is amplified with lemony zest and brightness. Wonderfully dry and light, with a singing, illuminating freshness, this enlivens the palate and puts a spring in your step. There is concentration but also a wonderfully light touch. This is dry and utterly invigorating with a bracing, long and vivid finish of pure lemon. Drink 2017–2030.” (Anne Kreibiehl MW, 12/01/2017)

Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr

 

Formed in 1952, the Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr co-operative currently has 120 members.

Situated around the village of Hunawihr, (9km northwest of Colmar) this co- op consists of family-owned winegrowers with a total vineyard coverage of 210 ha.

Located in the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, the region is characterised by undulating hillsides and very little rainfall. “Lieu-dit” refers to a site which is not classified as Grand Cru, but has exceptional micro-climatic conditions.

With full south exposure over gentle slopes at an altitude of over 300m and calcareous soil, this site is located adjacent to Hunawihr’s Grand Cru Rosacker vineyard. The viticulturalists follow very strict production regulations to create an outstanding wine which expresses distinct characteristics of its terroir.

Description

The grapes are hand-harvested to ensure the highest of quality of fruit before undergoing a cool fermentation of 80 days. In order to preserve the purity of flavour and nuances of character, the wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. Ageing on fine lees occurs for a minimum of four months prior to bottling adding weight, structure and complexity.

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