97 points James Suckling
"This is so elegant and refined, with such a complex bouquet of aromas that range from bitter lemon, through red apple and quince to white peach. Then comes the finely etched palate that’s simultaneously very nimble and intense. Breathtaking delicacy at the crystalline finish! From biodynamically grown grapes."
"Biodynamically certified. Schlossberg is on a base of granite rocks with soils that are brown, slightly acidic, pebbly with good mineral fertility that are shallow at the top and deeper at the bottom of the south-facing slope. The soils are very well drained and warm up very rapidly. The Schlossberg has been particularly favourable for late-ripening Riesling. This specific cuvee comes from plots at 300–350 m at the top of the hill. Aged for 14 months in large, old oak vats in the traditional way. RS 3.67 g/l, TA 6.84 g/l.
Greenish tinge to straw colour. Gloriously complex nose that suggests some botrytis and great richness (though not sweetness) and depth. This is Alsace Riesling at its very best. Such depth and reverberation already. This is the sort of wine I could drink all night. Pure, broad and long. 18/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill surrounded by vines and roses, lies 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. After being sold as national property during the French Revolution, it was acquired by the Faller brothers in 1898 who then left it to their son and nephew, Theo. Theo Faller was a prominent figure in Alsace winegrowing and an ardent defender of quality wine production. After his death in 1979, his wife Colette, his daughters Catherine and Laurence, and their team continued the family’s passion for the great wines of Alsace and its unrelenting commitment to excellence. Since 2016, Catherine has led the estate winery with her sons, Eddy and Theo. Employing both organic and biodynamic practices. Grand Cru Schlossberg: on a base of granite rocks, the soils are brown, slightly acidic, pebbly, of very good mineral fertility, of a shallow depth at the top of the slope and deeper at the bottom. The Schlossberg’s steep, south-facing slopes ensure exposure to optimal sunshine. The soils are very well-drained and warm up very rapidly. The Schlossberg is particularly favorable for Riesling (which is a late-maturing grape and needs as much sunshine as it can get), producing here a very pure expression of the grape, with remarkable finesse and elegance. This specific cuvee comes from plots located at the top of the hill (1,000 to 1,150 feet altitude). Tasting Notes: Offers a delicate nose of fresh orchard fruit and light floral notes with a touch of beeswax. The granite of the terroir can be felt through a crisp and vivid acidity. The palate is light-bodied and balanced with a slight minerality for an endless finish. Food Pairing: Perfect accompaniments are seafood and white fish dishes such as pan-fried lemon Sole and grilled Red Snapper with thyme. Try with Sushi. Also a perfect pair to goat cheeses.