Alsace Grand Cru is a wine made with grapes coming from a designated plot that has been classified as a Grand Cru - the highest rank in the Alsace classification. This dry Riesling is a medium to full-bodied white, showing complex and multiple aromas - ripe fruit, honey, stone and spices... all this balanced by a beautiful minerality and a long, yummy finish. A stunning wine here, especially for this price!
91/100 Robert Parker
93/100 Wine Enthusiast
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domaine Vincent Stoeffler
AOC Alsace Grand Cru
Dry white wine
from now to 2025
Open and Drink
White fish, seafood curry (king prawns, lobster, white fish), quails or duck breast.
Marl and limestone
Organic ("Agriculture Biologique")
30 years old
|What experts say|
91/100 "From a steep Grand Cru on calcareous marl soils, the citrus-colored Riesling Kirchberg de Barr opens with a clear, intense and concentrated, elegant, fresh and aromatic bouquet of perfectly ripe yellow-fleshed fruit aromas intermixed with complex mineral and flinty flavors. Full-bodied, round and elegant on the palate, this is a lush and salty, very fine and elegant, yet complex and persistent, Kirchberg with a touch of creaminess from the extract and long lees ageing. This very well-structured Riesling Grand Cru has a pure and fresh backbone and can age for another 10-15 years, perhaps even longer." (previous vintage)
93/100 "There is a touch of smoke and stone that lends a darker aspect to the ripe but crisp apple fruit. The palate has that same taut but very full-fruited feel—of very tightly held ample fruit reminiscent of red-cheeked, aromatic apples. This is both powerful and svelte. The palate is dry and finishes very clean, leaving you with haunting apple notes and fresh lemon." (previous vintage)
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