2018 Achillée Riesling
This Riesling comes from 30 year old vines.
These are in several different locations with several different soil profiles, altitudes and expositions, ranging from the poor, stony ground of the village of Scherwiller, decomposing granite of the slopes in the top quality local Grand Cru zone (‘Frankstein’ Grand Cru’) and the schistous soil of the nearby villages of Schiefferberg and Bernardvillé. Harvest is manual. The different parcels are vinified. Only the best batches are used in the final blend. Fermentation for eight months in stainless steel vat with indigenous yeast and matured in stainless steel vats on lees for over a year. After a full malolactic conversion the wine is bottled without fining. Subtle hints of lemon and lime, enhanced by notes of white flowers. The palate is firmly structured with a well-integrated acidity endowing the wine with good length.