Wine Domaine Weinbach, Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg "Cuvee Sainte Catherine", 2012, 375 ml
Wine brilliant straw-gold color.
The wine has a delicate taste with refreshing acidity, great structure and charming aftertaste.
The rich aroma of wine lemon shades blend harmoniously with notes of caramelized apples and vanilla.
This fine wine will be a good complement to fish marinated or sauce, white meat dishes or poultry sauce and lobster.
Inimitable wine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg "Cuvee Sainte Catherine" striking elegance and harmony of aroma and flavor, showing notes of fruit, smoke, stone fruit and mineral tones with hints of spice. Wine made from Riesling grapes grown in the top of the hill Shlessberg in fine soil and climatic conditions. This is the first site in Alsace, classified as Grand Cru in 1982. Harvest for this wine harvested from old vines in late autumn, closer to November 25 - on the day of St. Catherine. 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. The wine has excellent potential storage - 15 to 20 years.
Domain Weinbach, located at the foot of the hill Shlessberg, was founded in 1612 Capuchin monks. Name "Weinbach", translated from German means "wine brook" derives from the name of a small river flowing through the territory of 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 - outstanding Alsatian winemaker - throughout his life sought to improve the quality and international recognition of 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 individuality and sophistication of each variety. 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.