A white wine with a bit of age, and so fresh. Love that balance that Alsace achieves with Gris - ripe stonefruit with tropical notes, controlled by good acidity. Moorish. - Michael L
The Kientzler domaine is a small family-run estate consisting of just 12 hectares of vines, of which 3.7 hectares are classified Grand Cru. Riesling and Gewürztraminer make up about half of the families vineyards and five other varieties also contribute to the Domaines output of approximately 6,000 cases.
The families vineyards centre around the three Grand Cru's which border the village of Ribeauville. 'Geisberg' is the smallest of the three facing full south, 'Kirchberg' is slightly larger with a warmer south-west facing aspect, and 'Osterberg', the largest of the Ribeauville Grand Cru's which faces east south-east. The average age of the vines here is about 40 years.
'One of the most talented Winemakers in Alsace,..he has Riesling and Gewürztraminer growing in prime sites and it is what he manages to do with these that ranks his wines among the very best in Alsace. Although his generic Riesling has great class and finesse, his Grand Cru 'Geisberg' and Grand Cru 'Osterberg' are very much finer. The 'Geisberg' is the riper and more opulent, with a wisp of smokiness to the fruit, the 'Osterberg' is more classic and flinty, requiring longer in bottle. " - from 'The Wines of Alsace' by Tom Stevenson
'The Geisberg is immense and rivals with the greatest wines of the world " - Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2011
- Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine White Pinot Gris/Grigio/Blanc|