Julian Schaal Riesling Rosacker Grand Cru Calcaire 2017

Glass bottle 750ml

Alsace, FR - Organic

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Paleo Erik's notes With hints of citrus, herbs, mineral and honeysuckle. This is just about the purest and engagingly refined Riesling you could hope to find. Rosacker, "Field of Roses", is among the most celebrated of Alsace--2019s Grands Crus vineyards, with descriptions of its wines dating back to 1483. It owes its name to the wild roses, which grow in abundance around the edge of the vineyard. The limestone soils here produce Rieslings that are bone-dry yet which have a rare richness and mouth-filling texture. Fine, round but complex, mineral wine of great vitality, finesse and lingering salinity, from limestone soil. Ideal wine for vegetarian dishes with light or no sauces, in addition to seafood and chicken. When looking for food pairings, look for simple fish, chicken, or pasta dishes that have some acid to them but avoid stronger sauces like anything tomato-based. Sommelier's Comments Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 93 pts "Julien Schaal's 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Rosacker Riesling "Calcaire" is a spectacular wine with clear, super ripe and concentrated Riesling fruit intertwined with spicy notes of crushed limestones on the nose. "In the Rosacker, we are always harvesting the most beautiful grapes, no matter the vintage condition," says Julien Schaal, adding that this must is the slowest fermenting one but always finishes dry. Full-bodied and very elegant on the palate, the 2017 is a very fine, round but complex, mineral and persistent Rosacker with great vitality, finesse and lingering salinity. It has just the right phenolic structure. The unknown amount of unfermented sugar is discreet and, in any case, perfectly balanced by the mineral character of this cru. This is a stunning Rosacker that is ripe, mineral and complex—"a complete wine," as Julien calls it. In any case, this is limestone expression at its best." Wine Profile Country France Region Alsace Varietal Riesling Type White Vintage 2017 Style Dry and complex Special interest Organic and more Size 750 ml (Standard) Producer Julien Schaal Vegan-friendly