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 Germain homologue and from the many other Riesling that are now appearing all over the world.
Our Riesling is planted essentially in the locality of Bollenberg and in the Grands Crus Saering and Kessler, and also in the young vineyards of the Grand Cru Kitterlé. In 2009, 47% of our Riesling Les Princes Abbés came from our Grands Crus.
Our Riesling 2009 was harvested from 25 September to 7 October 2009. Slow pneumatic pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for one to four months. Matured on less during six to eight months. Bottled in May 2010.
The robe is light yellow. The disk is bright and limpid.
The nose is open with fruity notes (green apple and white peach).
In the mouth, the onset is fresh, straight forward with a good acidity of grape that display a beautiful maturity. The middle mouth is full)bodied and the final shows a beautiful persistence and a wonderful freshness. A wine to drink now.