Wolfberger - Riesling - Alsace Grand Cru Eichberg - Alsace - France

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Product SKU
AL18
Vintage: 2018
The colour is pale yellow with crystalline tints. On the nose, it is refined, with fresh aromas of mint, eucalyptus and verbena. On the palate, the attack is straightforward. It is racy and well balanced. There are the same flavours of mint in retro olfaction. A mineral, precise Riesling from the limestone soils of the Eichberg Grand Cru with excellent ageing potential
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Country FRANCE Region Alsace Grape Varietal Riesling

Product Description

Description

The colour is pale yellow with crystalline tints. On the nose, it is refined, with fresh aromas of mint, eucalyptus and verbena. On the palate, the attack is straightforward. It is racy and well balanced. There are the same flavours of mint in retro olfaction.

A mineral, precise Riesling from the limestone soils of the Eichberg Grand Cru with excellent ageing potential.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with poultry, Asian cuisine, chicken, pear and asparagus salad.
  • Seafood Fish cooked in sauce, fish carpaccio.
  • Cheese Goat cheese.
  • Legumes Pear, walnut and goat cheese salad.

Accolades

Awards

Mundus Vini Gold

A younger wine competition founded in Germany, Mundus Vini has quickly grown to be an internationally recognized wine event, with over 11,000 wine entries every year.

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2018
Region Alsace
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Emilie Lejour
Producer Wolfberger
Harvest method Manual - harvested by hand
Fermentation & maceration Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging Minimum of 12 months on fine lees
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Crisp, Herbal, Minerals
Nose Attribute Citrus, Fresh, Herbal, Mineral
SKU AL18

Vineyard Info

The history of Wolfberger begins over a century ago. In 1902, winegrowers in the village of Eguisheim decided to join forces to create one of the first cooperatives in Alsace. Legend has it that a winegrower in Eguisheim found a young wolf in the Vosges mountains and tamed it to protect his vines from wild boar. as they can have a devastating effect on the yields due to the amount of grapes they can eat! The winegrower was named Wolfberger or "wolf shepherd" and gave his name to our cooperative cellar. United as one, pioneers in their field, they are continually innovating in order to ensure the development of the cellar and to preserve the typicity and quality of their wines.

Located southwest of the village of Eguisheim, the Grand Cru Eichberg stretches over two gentle slopes southeast exposed, at an altitude between 220 and 340 metres. Below the three castles, this vineyard at the northern edge of the Rouffach fracture zone, is sheltered by the Vosges foothills. This site enjoys a particularly dry and warm microclimate, with the lowest rainfall recorded in the Colmar region.

Description

The colour is pale yellow with crystalline tints. On the nose, it is refined, with fresh aromas of mint, eucalyptus and verbena. On the palate, the attack is straightforward. It is racy and well balanced. There are the same flavours of mint in retro olfaction.

A mineral, precise Riesling from the limestone soils of the Eichberg Grand Cru with excellent ageing potential.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with poultry, Asian cuisine, chicken, pear and asparagus salad.
  • Seafood Fish cooked in sauce, fish carpaccio.
  • Cheese Goat cheese.
  • Legumes Pear, walnut and goat cheese salad.

Awards

Mundus Vini Gold

A younger wine competition founded in Germany, Mundus Vini has quickly grown to be an internationally recognized wine event, with over 11,000 wine entries every year.

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2018
Region Alsace
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Emilie Lejour
Producer Wolfberger
Harvest method Manual - harvested by hand
Fermentation & maceration Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging Minimum of 12 months on fine lees
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Crisp, Herbal, Minerals
Nose Attribute Citrus, Fresh, Herbal, Mineral
SKU AL18

The history of Wolfberger begins over a century ago. In 1902, winegrowers in the village of Eguisheim decided to join forces to create one of the first cooperatives in Alsace. Legend has it that a winegrower in Eguisheim found a young wolf in the Vosges mountains and tamed it to protect his vines from wild boar. as they can have a devastating effect on the yields due to the amount of grapes they can eat! The winegrower was named Wolfberger or "wolf shepherd" and gave his name to our cooperative cellar. United as one, pioneers in their field, they are continually innovating in order to ensure the development of the cellar and to preserve the typicity and quality of their wines.

Located southwest of the village of Eguisheim, the Grand Cru Eichberg stretches over two gentle slopes southeast exposed, at an altitude between 220 and 340 metres. Below the three castles, this vineyard at the northern edge of the Rouffach fracture zone, is sheltered by the Vosges foothills. This site enjoys a particularly dry and warm microclimate, with the lowest rainfall recorded in the Colmar region.