DOMAINES LES MURAILLES RIESLING AOC ALSACE
The Domaines belonging to the Château de Riquewihr now cover 27 hectares. The Estate wines, “Domaines du Château”, are produced from grapes grown on the best aspected hillsides in Riquewihr. Elegant and eminently fine, their personality is enhanced by an incomparable taste of the terroir. Dry, characteristic, elegant wines that reflect the good taste of those who choose to drink them.
This Riesling is one of the wines coming from “Les Domaines du Château de Riquewihr”. It was named “Les Murailles” (walls) because the lower part of the slope borders on the village’s medieval ramparts.
Vineyard : 8 hectares inside the Grand Cru Schoenenbourg area – average age 20 years
Soil : this hillside vineyard faces south and enjoys a mild, sunny climate, allowing the grapes to reach maximum maturity. The soil is composed of marls and gypsum covered with a fine layer of sand and screen from Vosges sandstone.
Harvest: the harvest represents the culmination of a year’s work for the grower. The grapes are picked by hand and carefully sorted over. Everything possible is done to avoid crushing them before pressing.Vinification : the grapes are pressed gradually in pneumatic presses. Only the juice from the first pressing will be used for the Domaine wines. Low pressure pressing, fermentation under temperature control, stoking on lies for 3 to 4 months. Laying in bottle for 12 months minimum.
Eye: gold – yellow.
Nose: A focused, dry Riesling still young. Complex bouquet with lemony and fruity notes and mineral flavours (gun flint); muscular and bracing in structure, evoking apple lemon and mineral aromas and flavours that need time to harmonize;
Mouth: rich and fresh. Complex with a superb balance. Fresh fruits and mineral. Great length.
Wine and Food
With grilled, raw or cooked in sauce fish dishes, seafood, poultry, white meat .Perfect for roast pork or veal chop.
Perfect with seafood and goat’s cheese.