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2019 Riesling

Kuentz-Bas
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Kuentz-Bas, a centuries-old, discreet, and unassuming estate, is capable of serious, grandiose wines. Yet what makes the domaine noteworthy—and worthy of our decades-long relationship—is how they excel in the art of the “everyday wine.” Their starters’ range, including this Riesling, is always a terrific value, made from sustainably farmed fruit, with minimal-intervention cellar practices. This kind of classic, energetic, aromatic Riesling is the house specialty here.

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Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Riesling
Appellation: Alsace
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Producer: Kuentz-Bas
Winemaker: Olivier Raffin
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: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About The Region

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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