Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

2017 - Sec
75 cl


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Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

Vinification method of Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

Our winemaker follows with a special care the rules of the specific legislation of the Appellation Alsace Grand Cru. He controls the maturity in the selected plots until the harvest, which usually starts mid of september. The bunches are exclusively harvested by hand, and are crushed in our pneumatic press on low-pressure programs. After fermentation and vinification, the wine stays many months on fine lies in order to gain in structure, before bottling end of spring and maturation in the bottle. Their intense and complex aromas, as well as their unique structure, are placing the Alsace Grands Crus wines among the greatest white wines in this world. This Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg comes from selected plots on soil composed of limestone, granite and gneiss.

Tasting notes of Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

This Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg has a light and bright yellow color, on the nose its bouquet reveals pretty floral notes, citrus fruits, lime and orange peel. This rich fruity palette continues on the palate with a beautiful freshness and a hint of minerality which gives a perfect balance.

It will go wonderfully with noble fish in any form of cooking, shellfish and Japanese cuisine.

Analytical information of Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

Grape variety : Riesling
Serve between 8° and 10°C
Residual sugar : 10.5 g/l
Alcohol : 13°

Terroir of Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

The lookouts of the majestic Haut-Koenigsbourg castle dominate the steep slopes of Praelatenberg. This rich terroir gives rise to ample, fleshy wines, founded on a base of intense minerality. The Praelatenberg stands out for the combination of its micro-climate and the gneiss component of the terroir. The latter transmits a crystalline and elegant minerality to the wines, whatever the grape variety.

Aging potential : from 7 to 10 years