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 estate was finally acquired by the Faller brothers. In 1979, the death of her father Théo Faller, a legendary figure in Alsatian wine, presented Catherine and her mother Colette with the challenge of being among the first women in France to head a renowned wine estate. As early as 1998, the Fallers began to experiment with biodynamic viticulture, and in 2005 the estate’s 28 hectares were converted and certified organic and biodynamic by Demeter. Today, with the help of her sons Eddy and Théo, Catherine carries the torch for a line of winemakers famed for their precision and the majesty of their wines.
A nose with notes of white peach, stewed pear, and lily of the valley... The palate is fluid, smooth drinking, with beautiful acidity and length. This inaugural foray into natural winemaking is a success for the estate!
A pure juice with aromas of crushed red fruits, plum, nutmeg, cloves, and subtle mineral notes... The palate is balanced, with supple tannins, and a lingering, fruity finish, enhanced by a touch of acidity. Lovely ageing potential.
An elegant nose with notes of red and black fruits: raspberry, amarena cherry, plum, and hints of sweet spices. The palate is juicy, fluid, and smooth, with a lovely acidity, typical of the grape variety and the terroir. A confidential cuvée!
An elegant nose with notes of red and black fruits: raspberry, amarena cherry, plum, and hints of sweet spices. The palate is juicy, fluid, and smooth, with a lovely acidity, typical of the grape variety and the terroir. A wine that can easily be left a few years in the cellar...
An intense nose of apple, quince, white flowers, and exotic fruits... The palate is round, well-structured and lively. A soft wine, with a lovely balance between sweetness and acidity. A long finish with flavours of roasted apricot, and hints of mango... A true delight for lovers of Alsace!
An orange robe tinged with pink – it’s a sunset in a glass! An ultra aromatic nose: lychee, citrus fruit, rose, with notes of pastry. A dry wine, full of core, with a long finish – an absolutely killer wine! A standout favourite from our tasting…
An intense and aromatic nose, with notes of quince, Mirabelle plum, citrus fruit, bergamot, yuzu and mandarin... The palate is tonic and long, with lively acidity providing perfect balance, topped off by a salty finish.
Another sublime cuvée from Faller. A complex nose with notes of rose, grapefruit peel, white tea and pink peppercorns. A dense attack on the palate, then chiselled, very fine flavours with 28 grams of residual sugar – this is a soft wine, with a pure and elegant finish and zero heaviness.
A magnificent cuvée, a wine that blows you away from the first sip... The nose is deep and complex, with notes of honey, lychee, honeysuckle, and sweet orange peel. A palate of spectacular elegance, with density and texture, with just enough tension to strike a perfect balance.