This wine was made from all the little vineyards scattered around the village of Gueberschwihr (where the Humbrecht family is originating from). Their facing would go from south to east, but they are all on a Oolithic based limestone soil, quite rich and deep in some areas. Being planted in the 60s and 70s, they are now very consistent in style and ripeness. The 2021 vintage was particularly difficult in this area, hence a much lower production than normal. This wine always has a racy acidity that makes the fermentation last for well over 12 months until the wine is dry. Extra time on the full lees in our traditional old oak casks allow the wine to further develop before bottling.

94 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completely dry.
Tasting Note
Pale yellow color. Intense mineral wet stone nose, it takes a long time to open up and then shows ripe white fruits aromas. The palate is strict, dry, intense, salivating and opens up to a broad mouthfeel. The limestone geology often produces wines characterized by a crisp acidity but also a certain weight on the palate. Magnificent finish, tight, juicy and full of promise for the future as this wine will age extremely well.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 4.6 g/l
ABV: 12.3%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Roche series wines offer specific terroir interpretations at accessible pricing
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • 95 points Suckling
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620

About the Grape

Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
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