Domaine Viticole Hospice de Colmar Alsace Riesling
What a stunning brut of an Alsatian we have here! We could write a small novel about all the things that this wine has going on, but we don't want to completely bore you. Wonderful minerality, with a good citrus backbone, finishing with some light nuance of pear and spice, Long, long, finish. Under $50 for this is ridiculous..
Lemon yellow color with hints of platinum, develops aromas of citrus and flowers typical of the variety. It is sharp and lively, beautifully structured and balanced, a wine with remarkable persistence. Fantastic with seafood and dishes with creamy sauces. as well as Alsatian specialties like baeckeofe and sauerkraut, melted cheeses and fresh goat cheese. Positioned on gravelly soils, the vineyard is located on the alluvial cone of an ancient glacial stream, the Fecht. These filtering soils, which heat up quickly in spring, benefit from an exceptional microclimate, as average annual rainfall is less than 550mm.