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Michel Chapoutier

Lieu dit Buehl Riesling Schieferkopf by Chapoutier 2013

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£22.79
(You save £5.70 )
Usually, ships from us on the same working day if ordered before 12 pm. Currently, 6 of these are in our bonded warehouse, and can take up to 10 working days to dispatch.

Description

Lieu dit Buehl Riesling Schieferkopf by Chapoutier,  Alsace, 2013 

Grape: 100% Riesling hand harvested and aged for 15 months in big casks (foudres).  

A  golden yellow colour with green tints, limpid and brilliant. The nose exhibits exotic fruit aromas such as pineapple and mango which are conferred by the solar characteristic of this south-facing slope. We also notice very mineral notes of blossoms. The attack on the palate is powerful with ripe fruit aromas. The schisty characteristic of this soil is exhibited with a great acidity and iodized notes on the finale. 

Just a short distance from one of the Compostelle routes, in the village of Bernardvillé, this plot is planted in a unique sub-soil on the only strip of blue schist in Alsace which dates back to the Precambrian (over 542 million years ago). Its soils are deeper than that of the neighbouring Fels plot (over 30cm) and give the wines from the Buehl vineyard their powerful structure. A southern exposure and a steeply sloping hillside (up to 40%) result in a remarkably round and concentrated wine. 

Vinification starts with a long pressing, then a static cold settling is carried out. Fermentation takes place thanks to native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is complete. The wines from Domaine de Schieferkopf undergo full malolactic fermentation and are characterized by their late ripening terroir which enhances the complexity and round structure of aged our wines. The malolactic fermentation brings out the minerality from the blue schist terroir.  

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Additional Details

SKU:
AL16AW13
UPC:
Size:
75Cl
ABV:
15%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
Vintage:
2013
Primary Grape/Blend:
Riesling
Influence of Oak:
High
Farming:
Organic
Country:
France

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