'Selection' Organic Riesling Alsace

Vieil Armand

'Selection' Organic Riesling Alsace

Origin: Alsace
Vintage: 2021
ABV: 11.5%
Regular price $162.00
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Alsace is one of the most famous wine regions in France located in the North East of France (bordering Germany) and is nestled between the Vosges mountain range and the Rhine river which helps create its own unique micro climate.

The soil composition is also truly unique to Alsace. Complex and diverse it is often referred to as ‘a mosaic’ with a mix of granite, limestone, sandstone and volcanic rock.

The soil coupled with the relatively cool climate (preserves the acidity) provides the perfect conditions for growing aromatic white wines particularly Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and their more flamboyant sibling Gewurztraminer. These wines are typically characterised as being fresh, crisp and highly expressive.

The vineyards form part of a strip running north > south along the eastern side of the Vosges mountain range. The western facing side of the mountain range is exposed to the colder winds and captures most of the rain fall as the air moves up over the range leaving the Eastern slopes in the ‘rain shadow’ which is much drier and able to enjoy long uninterrupted days of sunlight which is perfect for white wines. This part of Alsace typically records has the least amount of rain fall of any area in France. 

The 2021 Vieil Armand ‘Selection’ Riesling is produced using 100% Riesling and delivers a citrus nose with aromas of white flowers. Fresh, racy with crisp acidity, aromatic complexity and delicate fruit flavours.

Given the flavour profile and acidity Alsace Rieslings are the perfect companion to Chicken (cooked in Riesling), White Fish (Cod) or Tagliatelle with prawns.

Appearance: Pale yellow with glints of green

Nose: Citrus / Smoky notes / Grapefruit

Palate: Direct attack / delicious and generous mid-palate / mouth watering, fresh finish

Technical Details:

Aged between 3-5 years

Grapes are hand picked

Ageing in fine lees

Filtration and ageing in bottles before sale

ABV 11.5%