Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

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Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace / Vins D'Alsace
Grapes: 100% Riesling

Dry white wine from the lower elevations of Turckheim where alluvial deposits consist of a mix of stones. This area warms quickly and tends to produce ripe and generous wines.

93 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The weather patterns were unusual yet resulted in a fine high-quality crop in most locations. The winter was extremely cold, and total rainfall for January through July was more than twice the normal amount. This replenished the soil moisture while the vines growth cycle was largely undisturbed. The summer months brought more stable, warm and dry conditions. Harvest proceeded over a two-month period, which allowed a precise approach to each terroir.

tasting note

This is a dry Riesling (Indice 1) yet with a broad and opulent appeal which features notes of ripe citrus with damp earth and hints of white flowers.

food pairing

As a dry Riesling this is supremely versatile, pairing nicely with fish and meat with sufficient acidity to counter fat plus expansive richness to offset spice.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 3.57 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes

points of distinction

  • Dry Riesling for any occasion and not necessary to age
  • Roche Roulee captures the unique geology of the Fecht River valley
  • Roche Roulee offers a distinct contrast to the other Roche types in this range
  • Roche wines provide an entry to the more precise Grand Crus and single vineyard wines
  • about the grape +
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht MW, Winemaker

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