Lieu-dit-Berg Riesling, Schieferkopf by Chapoutier, Alsace, France, 2015
Grape: 100% Riesling, schist soil, organic, hand harvested, wild yeast fermentation, 10 months' ageing in large barrels on fine lees, partial malolactic
Appearance: gold with greenish highlights. Nose: The lemony nose offers very pleasant buttery notes. Palate: The palate is structured with a beautiful balance of salinity, acidity and fat. The wine offers a nice substance and a nice length.
"The nose is fresh, fruity and offers intensity. It reveals notes of lemon and pink grapefruit associated with small notes of white flowers/peach flowers, peach as well as an imperceptible/very discreet hint of passion fruit. The palate is fruity, balanced, lively and offers a fine acid frame, a beautiful minerality, a good structure, a very fine smoothness, a nice guideline as well as precision. On the palate, this wine expresses notes of ripe lemon, grapefruit and slight hints of lime/yuzu zest associated with slight hints of peach as well as an imperceptible hint of passion fruit. Good length."
92-93/100 points, VertdeVin, Belgium
Serve with: Yuzu flavoured butter / meat terrine with foie gras
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- Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
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