Delicious Riesling from Alsace


Domaine Lucas & Andre Rieffel, Brandluft Riesling, Alsace, 2012

100% Riesling, 13% Alcohol.
Bin end reduced to £9.50 from £15.50

Appearance: Clear pale lemon.

Nose: Intense characteristic Riesling nose: lemon and petrol.

Palate: Very slightly off dry, intense flavour, again lemon dominant. Very well balanced and given focus from piercing acidity.  Finish long with high salinity and minerality.

Conclusions: I found this an evocative wine and incredible value for money.  To date I have often been underwhelmed by Alsace but this really shines.  Off-dry mineral heaven.  [Again the family also enjoyed this.]

Score: 91/100 (DT)

Wine purchased from Berry Brothers Basingstoke store.