Weinbach Les Vignes du Precheur 2021

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Tasting Notes

There are aromas of pear, citrus and light florality in this white Alsatian blend. The palate is medium plus in body with a mélange of orchard fruits (apple, pear, peach, nectarine and apricot), minerality, herbs, citrus, candied lime peel, chamomile, florality and salinity. There is good density here, but it stays elegant. This wine has the allusion of sweetness, but is actually just very ripe.

At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill, in a setting of vines and roses, the Domaine Weinbach (“wine stream” named after the small stream that crosses it) was built in 1612 by the Capuchin monks.

Sold as national property during the French Revolution, the Estate was acquired in 1898 by the Faller brothers who passed it on to their son and nephew Théo. A great figure in the Alsatian vineyard and ardent promoter of its recognition as an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Théo Faller worked for the quality of Alsace wines and the development of their incomparable terroirs and grape varieties. In love with his property, he developed, enlarged and improved it.

From 1979, his wife Colette and his daughters Catherine and Laurence showed the same passion for the great wines of Alsace and the same unfailing attachment to quality. Since 2016, Catherine Faller has been running the Domaine with her sons Eddy and Théo. In 1998, Domaine Weinbach began to practice biodynamics and by 2005, they switched over all vineyards (70 acres) to the intense philosophy of biodynamic farming.

Grapes are hand harvested and optimum maturity and ripeness, gently pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts and minimal intervention. The winery makes a couple dozen bottlings of wines from Alsace varieties – some are cuvées (blends) and others are terroir-specific, single varietals or dessert wines. “Les Vignes de Precheur” means the preacher's vines and comes from a recently acquired, single plot from which mixed varieties are co-fermented.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Duck, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Fondue, Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Indian Food, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif , Roasted Root Vegetables, Thai or Vietnamese

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
France, Alsace
Grape Varietal:
5% Muscat, 40% Riesling, 20% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, 5% Sylvaner, 30% Auxerrois
Price:
$27.00 each
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