Grand Cru Wines Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg

Perfect synergy between grape and terroir!

75 cl

Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg

Getting to know the Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg

2017
Between 8° and 10°C
Riesling

Grand Cru Schlossberg was the first lieu-dit to achieve "Grand Cru" status in Alsace. The vines are plated on hillside terraces, facing due south overlooking Kientzheim and Kaysersberg. The reputation of this terroir owes much to its light, well-drained soils, as well as the granite substrate into which the vines plunge their deep roots. This unique geological profile is reflected in the elegant minerality of the wines produced here.

Tasting notes

Splendid, pale gold colour. The nose, with a certain youthful restraint, opens with fresh fruit aromas led by peach and mirabelle plum. A hint of indulgent sweetness follows, with echoes of marzipan. Full-bodied and lively on the palate, framed by the textured acidity associated with this terroir. A bold structure, softened by the tender aromatic profile. Hints of brioche, while the fresh fruit flavours crescendo to a finish capped off with a dash of candied citrus zest.

Food-wine pairings

Perfect with pan-fried foie gras, and fish or poultry dishes in creamy sauces.

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Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Mineral purity

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Shallow rock

Grand Cru Schlossberg looks out over the Kaysersberg Valley. The steep gradients of the granite hillsides obliged our ancestors to carve out the terraces which have become an iconic feature of this valley. This was the first Alsatian lieu-dit to achieve "Grand Cru" status in 1975.

Andréas Larsson tastes the Riesling Grand Cru SCHLOSSBERG 2015

Pale golden colour. Pure, aromatic bouquet of peach, yellow plum, ripe citrus and a few floral notes. Almost dry on the palate, with just a hint of fruity sweetness. Ripe yellow fruit flavours with a dazzling freshness, good structure and a nice opening, with fruit which is ripe but fresh, mineral notes and a long-lasting finish.

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TRY IT WITH salmon grilled with soy sauce and herbs

... or grilled bream with lemon and spinach... This Schlossberg Riesling is a perfect pairing for steamed scallops, as well as flavoursome fish such as red mullet.

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