Alsace, in the north east of France, produces some of Europe's most delicious white wines. Whether it is mineral Riesling, aromatic Gewurztraminer or sublime sweet wines that you like - they are all to be found here.
Best of all they are remarkably inexpensive.
Where else in France can you buy Grand Cru wines from great vintages like 2010 for under $50.00?
We currently import three domaines from Alsace. Domaine Bernhard and Domaine Loew both specialize in dry Riesling. They have a range of wines including a number of lieu-dits and Grand Crus. As those of you who attended the Good Food and Wine Show last weekend will know - the 2010 Rieslings at all levels are spectacular. Mineral, crisp and beautifully fresh. Both domaines also have some great sweet wines.
Kuentz-Bas also produce dry Riesling but it is their sweet wines that really set them apart. They have an astonishing 2001 Riesling SGN EISWEIN picked on 14 December 2001 - just 11 days before Christmas! They also have a Muscat d'Alsace Vendanges Tardive 2008 that will change you thoughts about this grape variety forever!
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2001 Kuentz-Bas Riesling Cuvee Jeremy Selection de Grains Nobles EISWEIN
Normal Price $99.95
Pre Arrival Price $85.00
This wine is 100% Riesling from the vineyard of Letzenberg.
The frozen grapes were picked on the 14 December 2001 - just 11 days before Christmas! The date of harvest is printed on the cork. When you consider most recent vintages are in September this is unbelievably late. The outside temperature was minus 10 degrees celcius! In addition to being an Eiswein this is a Selection de Grains Nobles meaning only fully botrytised frozen grapes were hand plucked from the bunches.
Like all Eisweins this displays great intensity balanced by substantial acidity. There are notes of candied fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, and papaya), botrytis and aromas of flowers and honey. It displays the ethereal character I associate with all Eiswein. For those technically minded the wine has 130 grams/litre of residual sugar, 5 grams/litre of acidity and an alcohol content of 13 degrees.
This is a remarkable wine which considering its rarity is not expensive at all. It is a serious rarity not to be missed. Click here to read more and order on our website.
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