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2010 Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Clos des Capucins

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September 27, 2015 - $55



92The Wine Advocate

A Muscat-like aura of lemon and tangerine rinds, buddleia, orange blossom, pungent sage and pit-tinged apricot inhabits the brightly juicy Weinbach 2010 Riesling Schlossberg.

92Wine Spectator

Racy and medium-bodied, this offers flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon zest, beeswax, blanched almond and lots of ground spice.

18.5Jancis Robinson

...this is expert Riesling, but with an added complexity that seems creamier – not oaked, surely? In some ways it reminds me of the best oaked Sauvignons.

91Vinous / IWC

Reticent aromas of crushed and wet stone, pineapple and ripe nectarine...


France, Alsace, Schlossberg

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru AC

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.