Riesling Grand Cru Osterberg 2016

An excellent terroir wine!

Story

The vintage
After several low yield harvests, the 2016 production was normal.
Initially, cool, wet temperatures slowed the spring vegetative growth greatly. Fortunately, the weather improved but residual moisture created perfect conditions for mildew. Extra vigilance was demanded to protect the crop. An August heatwave and subsequent warm weeks until harvest created water
Harvest began on September 20th and finished 7 weeks later.
Situation
The Osterberg Grand Cru slopes face East -South East at an altitude of 250m to 350m.
Terroir
This terroir is stony clay, calcareous marl soil which enjoys perfect sun expositions.
Varietals
Riesling : 100%
Specifications
Residual Sugar (g/l): 7.1 g/l
pH: 3.12
Acidity (g/l): 6.5 g/l
Alcohol content: 12.5 % % vol.
Farming Label: AB Agriculture Biologique
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Can be aged 10-15 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 8-10°C.
Tasting notes
This has a vibrant, spicy and attractively fresh nose with a wealth of ripe mangoes and peaches on offer. The palate has an impressive array of white peaches and good weight. Quite dry and chiseled at the finish. Excellent with scallops, lobster and fine fish recipes.

Reviews

93/100
"A hint of chamomile accompanies notes of Cox Orange Pippin apples on the nose. The palate of this wine reveals apple tartness and juiciness on a slender, concentrated body. Lemon freshness pulsates through the wine and lingers on the long, dry apple finish. " [+]
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93/100
"This has a vibrant, spicy and attractively fresh nose with a wealth of ripe mangoes and peaches on offer. The palate has an impressive array of white peaches and good weight. Quite dry and chiseled at the finish. Drink or Hold." [+]
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