Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB1400-13
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Country: 
France
Region: 
Alsace
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Bott-Geyl

From a steep vineyard in Riquewihr planted with 15 and 50 year-old vines. A very special soil of colorful marl with thin layers of sandstone from the Vosges and Muschel limestone. 2/9 on the sweetness scale. 

 
93 points
"Bright straw. Rich tropical fruit, lime, chamomile and balsamic nuances on the nose and in the mouth. Suave and very long, showing a bright seamless quality and a hint of tannin typical of this great grand cru. The Schoenenbourg has always had a reputation for massive, ageworthy Rieslings, but Bott is trying to make a more graceful style by harvesting a little bit earlier than usual. He owns four parcels in different areas of the grand cru--for example, one borders the Kronenbourg, while another is right above the gypsum quarry (in my view, the single best area within the whole Schoenenbourg site)."
Ian d'Agata,
Vinous
, February 2016