Bernard Schurr Riesling Alsace (12pk)
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**Available July 2018**
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Winemaker: Bernard Schurr
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Bernard’s longstanding relationships with generational grape growers are based on mutual beliefs in viticulture, wine-making and ultimately the wines they like to share, as of course, wine is for sharing. Bernard produces small parcels of exceptional hand-crafted wines that showcase the region and the vintage from some of France’s most classic wine-making regions.
Winemaking: The ancestral home of the Schurr family is the historic town of Dambach-la-Ville on the eastern slopes of the Vosges Mountains in the heart of the Alsace wine region. Sourced from some of the better blocks of vineyards originally owned by his grandfather still today referred to as the Schurr blocks.
Harvested then pressed with the free run juice transferred to stainless steel for temperature-controlled fermentation. The wine then spent five months maturing in tank before bottling and release. A simple, clean winemaking process with minimal handling to ensure the purity of fruit shines in the resultant wine.
2017 Vintage: 2017 delivered a lesser yield to prior years due to the severe frost event at Spring time. Many crops were up to 30% reduced. The fruit that udid set post flowering however experienced ideal conditions through summer and Autumn delivering fruit with great intensity and purity with supportive mineral acidity. Ultimately some very good wines were made across Alsace.
Tasting Note: Lifted notes of citrus, apple blossom, pear and subtle spices. Fragrant and enticing that is equally delivered through the palate. A soft mouth-filling Riesling of beautiful fruit flavours delivered with mineral-like acidity driving the finish. Beautiful in its youth and very versatile, this wine will partner well with many cuisines from garden salads to seafood, soft cheese and white meat dishes.