From gravelly alluvial soils, the 2017 Riesling Patergarten comes from a
very warm and early ripening potential premier cru.
A Kientzheim vineyard. Gravel, south-facing.
The juice is extracted with infinite care in our air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips.
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas.
The wine is matured on its lees in large barrels for 6 to 9 months.
This lees-contact contributes richness to the wine. What is more, the oxygen which passes through the pores of the wood brings about a gentle oxidization of the wine, and the subsequent opening up of its aromas.
The wine is then bottled and matured for 1 or 2 years before being offered for sale. This bottle-ageing also plays a role in the wine's development. Here, the opposite of oxidization happens: reactions in the oxygen-free environment bring about the development of the bouquet, and give it subtler nuances.
gravelly alluvial soils, the 2017 Riesling Patergarten comes from a very warm
and early ripening potential premier cru. It offers a very clear, intense
and aromatic as well as flinty bouquet. On the palate this is a fresh, mineral
/fat texture and very finessed Riesling with a salivation, some saltiness
and a piquant, very promising finish. Needs another few years to open up.
When & with what:
This wine will get along famously with a great variety of starters, from fish or meat carpaccio to shellfish or a simple summer salad.
International Wine Challenge, 2016: Bronze
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Bronze
Scale perception of sweetness and acidity :
This scale is subjective, it depends on your perception of sugar and acidity. Each one sweetens its coffee differently, each one will have another perception of sweetness and acidity.The sugar perception is very personnal. Our engagement by this scale is the result of the perception of sucrosity by a tasting. These indications are given for one period from three years. After this time, the perception of the sucrosity can evolve/move.
Position 4/10: off dry
Equivalent: riesling, pinot gris and young gewurztraminer with little fatness or even young and cold vintage Auxerrois