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2013 Riesling Grand Cru “Schoenenbourg”


2013 Riesling <i>Grand Cru</i> “Schoenenbourg” Meyer-Fonné - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Powerhouse intensity, concentration, kaleidoscopic flavor, unique terroir: in short, one of the great Riesling terroirs in all of northern Europe, particularly when translated by the talented hand of Félix Meyer. Much like the weighty clay and marl terroir itself, Schoenenbourg is heavy stuff. Only ten cases are imported into the United States every year—well, nine and a half after I get my share. Compare its price to that of a top grower’s premier cru white Burgundy and then try to develop a list of reasons not to jump all over this opportunity delivered by the current imperfection of market forces. –Dixon Brooke


  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Riesling
  • Appellation Alsace Grand Cru
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • Vineyard Planted in 1995, .14 ha
  • Soil Marl “marne verte de keuper”
  • Winemaker François & Félix Meyer
  • Aging Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks or oak barrels over a period of 1-3 months.
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 13%

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