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Domaine Agape Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 2014 (4258)
  

Domaine Agape Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 2014 (4258)

France - Alsace
Riesling


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Prod
Producer

Schoenenbourg, which became famous since the Middle Age, is the flagship of the vineyards at Riquewihr. The greatest wines of this commune are born on this Terroir which help it to gain universal recognition. This Terroir is distinguished by its topography (southern exposure, at the bottom of the valley,steepness) and its special geology: iridescent marls mixed slightly with Keuper gypsum and covered by the spreading of Vosges sandstone. The combination of a light, non-sticky soil and a subsoil of clay is quite rich in fertilisers and offers a good water retention, which probably explains why the character of the special wines – Schoenenbourg is dominant by Terroir other than by cépages. The wines from Schoenenbourg express their undeniable ability of being aged to travel through time: rich, extraordinarily corpulent, far away from its norm: a peppery even smoky nose, a vertical structure hidden in the body, the mineral expression often hidden at a young age moves toward fossil flavor over time. Wines from Schoenenbourg have a great aging potential due to the high level residual sugar given by the always presented Noble Rot. Schoenenbourg is one most the most veritable Grand Vin from Alsace. Food pairing: Shellfish and food rich in iodine (lobster, spiny lobster). Fattened chickens, caponsand noble fishes and caviar after decade of aging.

 

DH
Darren Harris

A piercing, lifted nose of minerals, river stones, grapefruit and lime. Very intense. Multi-layered with serious power and line. Rich but not heavy. The finish driven by a long line of acid and a tangy salt character. Is Schoenenbourg the Montrachet of Alsace? 

 

RPWA
90-92
Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate

Rich, deep and intense on the very complex, stony/mineral and iron-rich nose, the 2014 Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg is a full-bodied, rich and powerful, elegant and expressive, very mineral and tension-filled terroir wine; it has good tannin structure and a very long, complex, very salty finish that tastes dryer than the wine analytically is.

 
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Spread out over 10 hectares, of which 1/3 is dedicated to the production of grands crus: Schoenenbourg in Riquewihr, Rosacker in Hunawihr and Osterberg in Ribeauvillé.



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