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Schieferkopf par Michel Chapoutier, Lieu-Dit Buehl Riesling Alsace 2012

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UPC:
086891086330
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Jancis Robinson
"Lowest site so the topsoils are washed down. Big and bold with some sweetness in the background. Very concentrated. Some bitterness and impressive breadth. Muscular. 17.5/20 points."

Vinous Reverie Notes
Terroir: Just a short distance from one of the Compostelle routes, in the village of Bernardvillé, this plot is planted in a unique sub-soil on the only strip of blue schist in Alsace which dates back to the Precambrian (over 542 million years ago). Its soils are deeper than that of the neighboring Fels plot (over 30cm) and give the wines from the Buehl vineyard their powerful structure. A southern exposure and a steeply sloping hillside (up to 40%) result in a remarkably round and concentrated wine. Vinification: Vinification starts with a long pressing, then a static cold settling is carried out. Fermentation takes place thanks to native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is complete. The wines from Domaine de Schieferkopf undergo full malolactic fermentation and are characterized by their late ripening terroir which enhances the complexity and round structure of our wines. The malolactic fermentation brings out the minerality from the blue schist terroir. Tasting Notes: Golden yellow with green tints, limpid and brilliant. The nose exhibits exotic fruit aromas such as pineapple and mango which are conferred by the solar characteristic of this south-facing slope. We also notice very mineral notes of blossoms. The attack is powerful with ripe fruit aromas. The schisty characteristic of this soil is exhibited with a great acidity and iodized notes on the finale.

Details

Country:
France
Product Type:
White
Region:
Alsace
Bottle Size:
750ml
Variety:
Riesling
Vintage:
2012
Jancis Robinson:
17.5

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