Riesling Sommerberg - Julien Schaal - Alsace - France
Sommerberg is reputed to be one the greatest grand Cru vineyards of Alsace, documented as having produced some of the region's finest wines since the year 1214. From 45 yr old vines on the steepest part of the Grand Cru. The granite soils give the wine an intense lime flavour and a touch of honey. Bone dry, the balanced acids give complexity and length.
Lovely, intense minerally nose with complex lime fruit, a touch of honey and some spice. Rich but bone dry palate with lovely mineral extract and intensity. Quite tight with good acid structure; good potential for development - ageing 8-10 years
FOOD PAIRING : Sea fish in lemon sauce, scallops brochettes or grilled king prawns.