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Schlossberg Riesling

2020-09-23 Print

The Grands Crus

Schlossberg Riesling

Alsace Grand Cru
2014
1 bottle of 0.75 L

"Strongly mineral on the nose, with lemon and fusel notes complicating aromas of white flowers, nectarine and tangerine. ... This wine gradually became more floral and less mineral with aération. - Score 93 - Apr.2015



Soil :

An exceptional vineyard: at 200-300m, the Schlossberg slope lies on the Kaysersberg migmatites and the intruding granite of Thannenkirch, of which the arenaceous character provides very fertile, mineral soil, composed both of coarse sand and clay.
The variety of minerals (potassium, magnesium, fluorine, phosphorus) determines the finesse and aromatic complexity of its wines.
Schlossberg slopes so steeply that vines are grown on terraces.

Vinification :

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.

Elevage :

The wine is matured on its lees in large oak barrels for 12 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 aged for 2 to 3 further years before being offered for sale.
This bottle-ageing also plays a role in the wine's development. Here, the opposite of oxidization happens: thanks to certain reactions in the oxygen-free environment, the bouquet develops and takes on subtler nuances.

Tasting note:

- "Dried lemon peel and hay flowers make for an inviting nose. On the palate, the vivid brightness of lemon brightens notes of tart apple and the merest touch of earth and stone. This is precise and pure, absolutely dry and magnificent. The freshnes is incisive and invigorating. It's another one of those gloriously bright and unapologetically fresh 2014 Rieslings. Clearly a vintage for adults only. The finish is lip-smackingly clean and utterly moreish. Drink 2017-2037."
95 points - Anne KREBIEHL MW - Winemag.com

"Bright gold-tinged straw. Strongly mineral on the nose, with lemon and fusel notes complicating aromas of white flowers, nectarine and tangerine. Then richer and riper on the palate than the nose would suggest, with creamy tropical fruit and floral flavors lingering smoothly on the aftertaste. This wine gradually became more floral and less mineral with aeration."
- Score 93 - Apr.2015

- " The other Blancks in this lineup have a relatively large holding at thrirty-two hectares, and are quite focused on sulfur balance, favoring large, old oak casks for their Grand Cru wines.
Their 2014 Riesling was a standout for me. Ripe lemon, mandarin, white flowers, flint; this is a noticeably mineral-driven white in a lineup of mostly mineral-driven whites.
Delicate, and lovely, but you'd better like electric, citric acidity."
www.1winedude.com - Vinted on December 21, 2017

When & with what:

- Scallops, steamed or simply pan-fried.
- Smoked salmon muffins, fresh goat.
- Divine with oysters.
- A fine match for white flat-fish: John Dory, small turbot, halibut.... Preferably in the autumn or at the onset of winter.

Press:
- Médaille d'argent : Concours des vins Elle à table 2017

- Protected little-known granite site. RS 10 g/l
Powerful nose. And quite rich on the palate. Powerful impression but only 12,8%

Note 16,5/20 - Jancis ROBINSON - 13 Jun 2016 

- 95 points - Winemag.com/buying-guide - 12/01/2017


Presse&Médailles

Domaine Paul Blanck Alsace Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014
01/09/2018
2014 Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Schlossberg
21/12/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Riesling Rosenbourg 2016, Riesling Rosenbourg 2010, Riesling GC Wineck-Schlossberg 2015, Riesling GC Schlossberg 2014, Riesling GC Schlossberg 2002, Riesling GC Furstentum 1997, Riesling GC Furstentum 1990.
03/12/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Schlossberg grand cru 2014
01/12/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Riesling Rosenbourg 2016, Riesling Rosenbourg 2010, Riesling GC Wineck-Schlossberg 2015, Riesling GC Schlossberg 2014, Riesling GC Schlossberg 2002, Riesling GC Furstentum 1997, Riesling GC Furstentum 1990.
01/12/2017
Paul Blanck 2014 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling (Alsace)95 Points
01/12/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck Blanc : Riesling Patergarten 2015, Riesling Rosenbourg 2016, Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Wineck-Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum 2011, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Wineck-Schlossberg 2010, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum, vieilles vignes 2009 Rouge : Pinot Noir 2015
30/11/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck, Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014
23/11/2017
Paul Blanck Alsace. 2014 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 95 Points, 2012 Furstentum Grand Cru Pinot Gris 94 Points, 2014 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling 94 Points, 2014 Patergarten Pinot Gris 92 Points, 2012 Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 92 Points, 2015 Pinot Gris 91 Points, 2015 Rosenbourg Riesling 90 Points, 2016 Gewurztraminer 90 Points, 2016 Riesling 89 Points, 2012 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 93 Points, 2009 Furstentum Grand Cru Vieiiles Vignes Gewurztraminer 93 Points, 2011 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling 93 Points, 2012 Sommerberg Grand Cru Riesling 92 Points, 2012 Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 91 Points, 2013 Patergarten Pinot Gris 91 Points, 2015 Gewurztraminer 90 Points, 2014 Vieilles Vignes Auxerrois 90 Points, 2015 Pinot Blanc 87 Points, 2014 Pinot Gris 89 Points, 2014 Gewurztraminer 88 Points, 2014 Riesling 86 Points, 2008 Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 92 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 92 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Furstentum Riesling 92 Points, 2001 Rosenbourg Riesling 88 Points, 2001 Grand Cru Sommerberg Riesling 89 Points, 2002 Patergarten Riesling 88 Points,2001 Pinot Blanc 90 Points
13/11/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace Riesling Grand cru Schlossberg 2014
01/09/2017
Blanck, Grand Cru Schlossberg, Riesling 2014
26/06/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Muscat d'Alsace 2015, Muscat d'Alsace 1991, Riesling Rosenbourg 2015, Riesling Patergarten 2015, Grand cru Schlossberg Riesling 2014, Grand cru Furstentum Riesling 2014, Fischtrunck 1987.
17/06/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes 2015, Muscat d'Alsace 2015, Pinot Gris 2015, Riesling 2015, Gewurztraminer 2015, Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes 2014, Pinot Gris 2014, Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir "F" 2013, Riesling Rosenbourg 2015, Riesling Patergarten 2014, Riesling Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Furstentum 2014, Pinot Gris Patergarten 2013
08/06/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Pinot Gris Burnout 2015, Riesling Patergarten 2015, Riesling Rosenbourg 2015, Riesling Schlossberg 2015, Riesling Sommerberg 2015, Riesling Wineck-Schlossberg 2015, Riesling Furstentum 2014, Riesling Patergarten 2014, Riesling Rosenbourg 2014, Riesling Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Wineck-Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Furstentum 2011, Riesling Schlossberg 2002, Riesling Furstentum Vieilles Vignes 1997, Riesling Furstentum Vieilles Vignes 1990, Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir Furstentum 2014,2013,2012,2011.
08/06/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Grand cru Wineck-Schlossberg Pinot Gris 2010, Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2014, Rosenbourg Riesling 2015, «F» Pinot Noir 2011, Grand Cru Furstentum Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2009
07/06/2017
Domaine Paul Blanck : Pinot blanc 2014, Auxerrois 2016, Riesling 2016, Riesling Rosenbourg 2015, Riesling Patergarten 2015,2009,1990 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum 2014, Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2012,1991, Muscat 2015,1990, Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir « F » 2015, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Wineck-Shlossberg 2015,2005, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Furstentum 2012, Gewurztraminer Altenbourg 2012, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum 2009,Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg 2011
02/05/2017
Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2014 Domaine Paul Blanck
07/04/2017
Domaine Paul BLANCK et Fils Vignerons d'émotion