ALSACE Domaine Trapet Riquewihr Riesling, 2015 (Organic)

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Domaine Trapet Riquewihr Riesling, 2015 (Organic)

£21.50

Category: France, ALSACE, Domaine Trapet Alsace, 2015

Andrée Trapet (Jean-Louis’ wife, see Domaine Trapet Père & Fils in our Burgundy section) took over her parents’ vineyards in 2002. An only daughter with a profound affection for her local soil, she converted the Domaine to biodynamic methods. The estate comprises some of the best Grand crus vineyards in Alsace. The wines, like their Burgundy relatives, are all about finesse and elegance. They are characterised by purity, solidity, minerality, density like a diamond, viscosity, verticality, and everything is wrapped by delicacy and softness. From Gevrey-Chambertin to Riquewihr, the Trapet family is taking us on a journey to remember.

In stock

£21.50

Grape

100% Riesling

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Biodynamic: Certified. Vineyard: Less than one hectare of vines on a hillside overlooking the village of Riquewihr. Orientation: East, southeast.

Soil: Various different soils exist in the estate. On the uppermost slopes, brown chalky argillaceous soils on Oligocene calcareous clay can be found alongside compact Lias soils.

Viticulture: Hand harvested from biodynamically farmed vineyards

Vinification: Vinified using traditional methods, fermented in tank.

Ageing: Aged 10-12 months in neutral French oak barrels and concrete eggs

Tasting Note

This Riesling has floral and stony aromas with lemony notes and lovely mineral influence. With age, the mineral content is enhanced and the wine acquires a smooth sweet note. Vegan.

James Suckling

You barely feel the hint of sweetness in this firm and earthy riesling, which packs quite a punch of mineral and tannic power at the long and impressive finish. Better from 2020, but it should have many years ahead of it. 93 Points, May 2018

Wine Advocate

Coming from weathered granite soils, partly fermented in stainless steel and partly in large oak, the 2015 Riquewihr Riesling opens with a clear, deep and delicately spicy nose with ripe fruit aromas. Dense and juicy on the palate, with a ripe acidity, fine tannins and a zesty piquancy, this is a very elegant, refined and crystalline dry Riesling with a salty finish and very attractive fruit flavors in the aftertaste. 89 Points, Stephan Reinhardt, June 2017

Food Pairing

It goes remarkably well with Thai and oriental food. Also with a lightly prepared fish, seafood and the delicious coq au Riesling. The weight of the wine, the power of it’s fruit and good acidity will all stand up to the more fragrant dishes of the east, matching the herbs, the spices and the creamy coconut if needs be.  Also good with blue cheeses and creamy goats cheeses

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