Paul Blanck Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 2015


"...Impressive!" - Wine Advocate

France, Alsace
750mL
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"Sourced from different plots and terroirs, the 2015 Riesling Schlossberg opens with a clear, deep, ripe and intense bouquet with floral and flinty aromas. Full-bodied and highly elegant on the palate, this is an enormously complex, rich and persistent Riesling with the generous and almost hedonistic finish of an intellectual wine. Impressive!"


 

Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate, 93 Points, March,2018 


 

"An exceptional vineyard. At 200-300m, the Schlossberg slope lies on the Kaysersberg migmatites and the intruding granite of Thannenkirch, whose arenaceous character provides very fertile, mineral soil, composed both of coarse sand and clay. The variety of minerals (potassium, magnesium, fluorine, phosphorus) determines the finesse and aromatic complexity of its wines. Schlossberg slopes so steeply that vines are grown on terraces.


The juice is extracted with infinite care in an air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips. The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from four to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas."


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