"Short-pruned 40-50 year old vines from the "Wolfreben" lieu-dit in the Kaysersberg valley between the Clos des Capucins and the village of Kaysersberg. The soil is sand-silt on granite pebbles. The grapes growing on this terroir ripen early and produce wines with powerful concentration. Aged in large, old oak vats for 8–10 months. RS 11.6 g/l, TA 3.6 g/l, pH 3.7.
Seductive, pungent, rich nose suggestive of both cream and lychees. Luscious mid palate but finishes dry. Surprisingly appetising and contained – and characteristically varietal. Satin-smooth on the palate and, I would imagine, very versatile at the table. 17/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Domaine Weinbach, named after the little stream which runs through the property and planted with vines since the 9th century, it was established as a winery in 1612 by Capuchin friars. These vineyards, surrounded by ancient walls to this day, are specifically named Clos des Capucins. In addition to this, the estate’s history is commemorated with the image of a monk which fittingly adorns the labels. Tasting Notes: A complex nose of honeysuckle, quince, and nutmeg with a touch of smokiness. A voluptuous and creamy attack that evolves towards notes of candied orange, rose petals, and the spiciness of green anise. The acidity and the minerality provide an elegant backbone and keep the wine very fresh from the beginning to the end.