Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2016.

Technical information

- Alcohol : 12,52°
- Acidity : 4,81 grs/l
- Residual sugar : 2,80 grs/l
- Appellation : AOC Alsace

  • Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2016.
Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2016.
  • Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2016.
  • Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2016.

Ideal with a sunny cuisine...

History: 

The Riesling is the noblest and finest grape variety of Alsace. introduced in the 15th century from Rhineland, it is supposed to be in fact originating from the Orleans region. It is very different from its German homologue and from the many other Rieslings that are now appearing all over the world.

Location: 

Our Riesling is planted essentially in the locality of Bollenberg and in the vines of Saering and Kessler, and also in the young vineyards of the Kitterlé.

Wine-Making: 

Slow pneumatic pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tus for one to four months. Matured on lees during six to eight months.

Tasting: 

The robe is light yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth.
The nose is marked, pleasant and intense. Sophisticated, we perceive a dominant of candied fruits : lime, yuzu zest and white flowers. The airing enhances these scents and reveals an exotic personality : white peach, papaya and a fine underlying mineral touch. The healthy and ripe raw material gives it a sophisticated and precise profile with a nice exotic freshness and the early aromas of the terroir. Very beautiful nose !
The onset in the mouth is moderately ample and dense with a full-bodied alcohol support. The wine evolves on a medium with a frank liveliness, marked by a sparkling note. We find the same aromas as on the nose, still dominated by citrus fruits : yuzu zest and lemon with this exotic hint of papaya and white peach, and this mineral touch. The finish has a good length, 6-7 caudalies, and a frank liveliness. The structure is precise and refreshing. Marked by a spry range of flavours that expresses beautifully the terroir. Excellent profile !

Technical sheet by M. Pascal Leonetti
"Best Sommelier of France 2006"

Gastronomy: 

The wine can be associated with a sunny cuisine. A Parmesan, dried tomatoes and basil crème brûlée, a shrimp, mango and grapefruit salad, devilled tomatoes with crab or a goat's milk cheese such as the Charolais... Serve at 12°C.