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Riesling Grand Cru 2017, "Rosacker", Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr, 12.5% vol, 75cl

Riesling Grand Cru 2017, “Rosacker”, Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr, 12.5% vol, 75cl

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SKU : AL05

£20.82

This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard in the Haut-Rhin, nine kilometres from Colmar.

 

The 5.6 hectare Rosacker vineyard is north of Hunawihr, a small village between Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. This is also where the famous parcel of Clos St Hune is located.  It lies 260-330m above sea level, facing east/south-east, with heavy, clay soils rich in calcium and magnesium, with limestone pebbles. The vines are 35 years old on average.

 

All of the grapes were harvested by hand. There was a gentle cold settling of the must for 48 hours before a long, slow fermentation for four weeks, with selected yeasts. The wine was aged for four months in stainless steel tanks on the lees with regular stirring and then some further time resting in tank before being filtered and bottled.

The wine is light yellow in colour with an elegant silver tint. On the nose, there are delicate nuances of lime and grapefruit. It is complex and fresh on the palate, with aromatic hints of citrus fruits with beautiful acidity and a zesty finish.

 

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