Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

2021 - Moelleux
75 cl


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Riesling Grand Cru Praelatenberg

Vinification method of Gewurztraminer 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 18 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 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Praelatenberg comes from selected plots on soil composed of limestone, granite and gneiss.

Tasting notes of Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Praelatenberg

This Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Praelatenberg has a yellow color with intense reflections, on the nose its bouquet reveals pretty fruity and exotic notes of mango and lychee. On the palate, the flavor is frank, opulent and expressive. A nice balance between softness and freshness.

It will be enjoyed very well as an aperitif with a kougelhopf or as an accompaniment to characterful cheeses (Munster, Roquefort). It will also go well with duck foie gras and desserts such as pastries and frozen Vacherins, but why not let yourself be surprised by a pairing with exotic or sweet and savory cuisines!?

Analytical information of Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Praelatenberg

Grape variety : Gewurztraminer
Serve between 8° and 10°C
Residual sugar : 36.7 g/l
Alcohol : 13°

Terroir of Gewurztraminer 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