Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2015

The summit of our production!

Story

The vintage
Early ripening and well-managed yields made 2015 a successful vintage! After a very mild winter, spring continued to be very clement and easy. The warmer months of May and June encouraged vine growth. A July heatwave (often more than 40°C) with no rain slowed the vegetative cycle considerably. Happily, in mid-August, the rain fell and permitted the vines to grow and the grapes to ripen. By end of August, the vines were in perfect condition. The weeks before harvest were sunny with cool nights and light showers. The grapes matured perfectly.
Situation
The Rosacker Grand Cru vineyard slopes face East-South East at an altitude of 260m to 330m.
Terroir
The terroir is heavy limestone and marl with light layers of sandstone.
Varietals
Riesling : 100%
Specifications
Residual Sugar (g/l): 7.7 g/l
pH: 3.2
Acidity (g/l): 6 g/l
Alcohol content: 13.5 % % vol.
Farming Label: AB Agriculture Biologique
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Store on the side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
Ageing potential
10 to 15 years
Tasting notes
An intense and deep citrus nose. Ripe and powerful on the palate with a long clean finish. If there wasn't a slightly aggressive hint of tannins at the finish, this would have been even higher.
Marries marvelously with fine fish and white meats in creamy sauces.

Reviews

95/100
"Juicy lively tangerine notes dominate on the inviting nose. On the palate, this juicy tanginess continues with constant veering between fruity richness of ripe flesh and zesty tart peel. There is an underlying freshness here that shines through all of the fruitful generosity and fills mouth and mind with swirling clouds of ripe citrus. The finish is dry, the body is concentrated and intense, the structure is of vivid freshness. Lovely now, certain to evolve. Drink now through 2038." [+]
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92/100
"An intense and deep citrus nose. Ripe and powerful on the palate with a long clean finish. If there wasn't a slightly aggressive hint of tannins at the finish, this would have been even higher. Drink or hold" [+]
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