Wine Domaine Weinbach, Riesling "Cuvee Theo", 2009
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Wine of pale yellow color with a greenish tint.
The wine has a clean taste with an excellent balance between acidity and bright fruit notes and a long finish with hints of smoke and minerals.
The aroma of the wine reveals notes of citrus (pink grapefruit) and minerals.
Wine matches perfectly with the traditional Alsatian dish of sauerkraut, seafood, shrimp, grilled fish and poultry.
Aristocratic wine Riesling "Cuvee Theo", named after the winemaker Theo Fuller, made from Riesling grapes grown at the foot of Altenburg Hill "Clos de Kapyusen." The collected berries are pressed at the same time without separating from the crests. The wine is fermented in old oak barrels, aged 50-100 years. Depending on the vintage, fermentation can last from 3 months to 1 year.
Domain Weinbach, located at the foot of the hill Shlessberg, was founded in 1612 Capuchin monks. Name "Weinbach", translated from German means "wine brook" proshodit from the name of a small river that runs through the farm. Land with historic name "Clos de Kapyusen" on which the domain Weinbach, covers an area of 5 hectares and is bounded by walls of an ancient monastery of the Capuchins, the first mention of which relate to the year 890. During the French Revolution Domain Weinbach was nationalized and sold, and later the brothers Fuller purchased the property. Theo Faller - an outstanding Alsace winemaker - throughout his life sought to improve the quality and international recognition Alsatian wines. Since 1979, his wife Colette, the daughter of Laurence and Catherine continue with the same passion and fervor of his work in creating great quality wines.
Agriculture Weinbach owns unique terroir with diverse soil composition: granite content in the soil of the vineyard Grand Cru Shlessberg gives divine charm of Riesling, on marl soils Grand Cru Furstentum, Altenburg and Mamburg literally bloom and delight its magnificence Tokay Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the hills, filled with sunshine, thanks to the wonderful microclimate of the valley Kaysersberg. The farm used both traditional and innovative methods of cultivation of vines. Since 1998, 30% of the vineyards are processed using biodynamic methods. When vinification takes into account the characteristics of each of the areas where the grapes were grown, as well as individulnost and refinement of each class. The use of this synthesis provides an opportunity to highlight and identify the specific nature of each vineyard and create a noble and fine wines that can excite the real connoisseurs.
Charming wine from Domain Weinbach, leaving an indelible mark in the memory of its finesse and intense, complex aroma, - the constant companions of the meal in the royal houses and the best restaurants in the world.