Les Vignes du Prêcheur - 2019 - Catherine Faller
A nose with notes of white peach, apricot, pear, and a hint of grapefruit... Palate: fresh acidity, beautiful minerality, and a finish with a touch of salt.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Biodynamic wine
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2026
Co-fermentation of five Alsatian grape varieties from the same terroir: 40% Riesling, 30% Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Gris, 5% Muscat and 5% Sylvaner, from vines in conversion to biodynamic viticulture and planted just below the Grand Cru Kaefferkopf, on sandy-clay soils. The vines are pruned short to keep the yields low, and the grapes harvested by hand at optimal maturity. Vinification: direct pressing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, and 8 months of maturation in old oak barrels.
Catherine Faller is without a doubt the grande dame of Alsatian wine. In her time at the reigns of Domaine Weinbach (literally, the “River of Wine” – named after the little stream that flows across the estate), Catherine has consistently raised her terroirs to new heights. Founded in 1612 by Capuchin monks, seized during the French Revolution, then sold as a national property, in 1898 the...All wines
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