Category: alsace

2016 Domaine Weinbach Cuvée Sainte Catherine Riesling Schlossberg

Going big and by big, I mean MAGNUM, this Wine Wednesday on Alsatian Riesling. I mean, let’s be honest – a little Riesling out of a magnum is always fun. Lemon spritz, honeysuckle, slate minerality on the nose and palate. Tingling acidity with a long finish. Lovely!

4/5 bones

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Riesling

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

Dopff au Moulin Cuvée Julien Brut Crémant d’Alsace

Staying home on this snowy day with this lovely sparkler. Lemon poundcake and marzipan notes on the nose. Similar on the palate with a moist lemon cake finish. Nice mousse and acidity on this guy. Quite lovely!

4/5 bones

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Auxerrois

12% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this excellent 2007

Rolly Gassmann Rotleibel de Rorschwihr Auxerrois (92 pts) from Alsace. Great buy at $20. Full review here: http://bit.ly/34sT844

2017 Burckel Jung Alsace Pinot Noir

Bundling up on this Thirsty Thursday with this Alsatian Pinot! Cherries, forest strawberries, and potpourri on the nose. Cherries and strawberries on the palate with a hint of stems. Quite lovely, but with an unexpected hint of sweetness on the finish.

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

1976 Hugel & Fils Riesling Vendanges Tardives

Kicking off the weekend with this nicely aged late harvest Riesling by one of my go-to Alsatian producers! Sweet apples, honeysuckle, honey, and apple tart on the nose. Honey and apple with a mix of tropical notes, ginger, and peach on the palate. Beautiful balance with the acidity. Pure minerality on the finish. LOVELY.

5/5 bones

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Riesling

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2012 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Pinot Noir

Stretching it out for hump day with this Alsatian Pinot. Raspberries, cherries, sweet fruit, and red flowers on the nose. Very aromatic on the palate with raspberries and tart red cherries. Mouthwatering, lingering acidity on the finish. If you love Pinot Noir, don’t sleep on Alsace. If you can find them, grab them, especially from a great producer like Hugel!

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2017 Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc

Hiding behind a bottle… because Monday. Lemon, tarragon, and apple notes on the nose and palate. Simple, but for $12, what else do you really want from a Pinot Blanc? Solid stuff for the price!

5/5 bones

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Pinot Blanc

12.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2018 Domaine Camille Braun Pinot Noir Nature

Closing out the week strong with this certified organic Pinot from Alsace! No sulfites or filtration on this guy! Tart cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and red flowers on the nose. Tart cherries, raspberries, and currants on the palate. TGIF!

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

14% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

Chillin’ like a villain with my Alsatian Pinot. Juicy cherries, raspberries, and cranberries on the nose with a whiff of stone and dried red flowers. Great mix of fruit – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries – on the palate with nice acidity.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer (88+ pts) from Alsace tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES in a week or so and will be available year-round. Full review here:

http://bit.ly/2OJstwN