The pale yellow hue with bright green tints is indicative of its characteristic freshness.
It’s aroma is fine and elegant, with subtle fruit (lemon, citronella, grapefruit, peach, pear, fruit compote…) and floral (white flowers, lime blossom, nettle flowers…) notes, and even aniseed, cumin, liquorice and fennel seeds. Riesling is unique in its evolution as, depending on the soil-type where it grows, it develops mineral aromas (flint, silex, kerosene…). These distinctive aromas can be found in terroir wines (Grands Crus, Lieux-dits…).
This dry wine is very linear. Its framework is provided by a lively intensity, noticeable from the moment the wine touches your mouth until the tail-end of its finish, the mid-palate being noticeable due to its weight.
The Riesling d’Alsace is a wine to be kept, maturing wonderfully in its bottle for decades. The diversity of Alsace terroirs is ideal for this grape as it’s a transparent veil, a medium through which terroir can be expressed to its fullest.