Riesling "Les Éléments" 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB1378-14
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Country: 
France
Region: 
Alsace
Bott-Geyl

From 2.45 hectares spread among several vineyards with vines ranging from 15-40 years of age in Riquewihr, Zellenberg and Ribeauvillé. They are planted in clay, silt, and sandy soils at a density of around 5500 vines per hectare. Hand-harvested; a natural five-month fermentation was followed by six months aging on the fine lees. 1300 cases produced. Sweetness Scale: 1/9 -- 3.5 g/L of RS.

Unfined, no chaptalization, no acidification, only indigenous yeasts. 

90 points
"This elegant white is finely knit and lacy, with mouthwatering acidity and tangy minerality layered with peach skin, juicy tangerine, honeysuckle and ground ginger notes. Bright and expressive on the finish. Drink now through 2020. —A.N."
Wine Spectator WEB ONLY
, August 2016