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2015 Riesling

Kuentz-Bas

It’s not too hard to find a bottle of wine in our shop that comes from hand-worked vines, is raised in foudre, and is produced by a winemaker at the top of their game. I suppose the most surprising part of this wine is the price! This dry and minerally Riesling offers up a beautiful balance of fleshy stone fruit aromas, a sleek texture, and a wiry finish. If you somehow forget a few bottles in your cellar or in the back of your wine fridge for a couple of years, I think you’ll be pleased to find that it has aged as well as a wine of much nobler birth.

Will Meinberg

Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Riesling
Appellation: Alsace
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Producer: Kuentz-Bas
Winemaker: Samuel Tottoli
Vineyard: 25 - 45 years, 4 ha
Soil: Loess, Silt, Limestone
Aging: Slow fermentation (2-6 months) takes place in oak foudres over 100 years old
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Alsace

map of Alsace

Tragically, Alsace might be the most misunderstood wine region of France. In spite of its long history of viticulture and tremendous diversity of pedigreed terroirs, a past fraught with marketing mishaps has left consumers baffled as to what exactly to expect inside one of these mysterious tall, thin bottles.

The good news, on the other hand, is that a new wave of quality-oriented growers is working hard to put Alsace in its rightful place as one of the world’s most fascinating sources of fine white wine. By embracing tradition, respecting terroir, and making a concerted effort to better communicate the countless virtues their wines have to offer, they have succeeded in putting Alsace back on the map.

Crafted from a number of grape varieties and beautifully interpreting the region’s mosaic of soil types, our Alsace imports are by and large dry whites offering exceptional versatility at table. While each of these selections is ready to be uncorked tonight, the finest among them are also capable of maturing for many, many years in a cool cellar. Expect kaleidoscopic aromatics, lively acidities, and loads of terroir transparency in these skillfully crafted masterpieces. Enjoy a foray into the thrilling world of the world’s most underrated wine region, and certainly do not hesitate to contact our sales staff with any questions as you take off on this mouth-watering adventure.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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