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.
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.
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.
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
ACIDITY: 3.57 g/l
AGING: In neutral wood cask
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
Unique Selling Points
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
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