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A selection of interesting Alsatian wines from Kuentz-Bas
The Kuentz-Bas Estate is located in Husseren Les Châteaux, the village with the highest altitude of the Alsace wine road, and located on the foothills of the "Trois Châteaux" (three castles) of Eguisheim, about 8 km south of Colmar. It is a charming part of France, producing mineral-infused dry wines and luscious stickies.
The Kuentz family traces its winemaking history back to 1795. Today, the estate produces one of the most interesting selections of wines I have tasted in Alsace.
I have selected eight wines which express the style of the estate.
We start with the 2010 Riesling Collection - a fresh and mineral wine from an exceptional vintage. At just $21.50 Pre Arrival it is great value.
Next up is the 2010 Riesling Trois Chateau Pfersigberg Grand Cru. Mineral and dry - where, other than Alsace, can you buy a Grand Cru for $45.95?
We have Gewurztraminer Trois Chateau Pfersigberg Grand Cru from both 2008 and 2010. I love this variety when it is spicy and mineral with the sugar in balance. Gewurz is great with Asian food and both are worth a look.
Perhaps the most interesting and unexpected wine is the 2008 Muscat d'Alsace Pfersigberg Grand Cru Vendanges Tardive. Made from late harvest grapes this wine is delicate and complex. A must try!
Lastly we have a trio of sweet wines that include a declassified SGN at a bargain price, a rare EISWEIN - the frozen Riesling grapes picked 11 days before Christmas(!) and a rare and powerful Gewurztraminer SGN from botrytis affected grapes.
If you are looking for a change from Burgundy make sure you give these great wines due consideration.
To view the wines and order on our website click here.