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  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Riesling - rating : 92 - Drink Date : 2022-2030

The 2015 Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Riesling offers an intense and concentrated nose of lemon peels and some tropical fruit aromas. Full-bodied, complex and with fine tannins, this is a large yet well-structured Riesling with a long and complex, pretty salty and structured finish.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Gewurztraminer - rating : 88 - Drink Date : 2018-2025

The 2015 Gewurztraminer is clear, fresh, precise and ripe on the nose, with stony and herbal but also exotic fruit aromas. Round, dense and elegant on the palate, this is a medium-sweet and well-structured Gewurz with fine tannins, good acidity and a good grip in the finish. It's pretty salty in the aftertaste. The wine is sourced from different plots around the village of Ribeauvillé.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives - rating : 91+ - Drink Date : 2025-2040

The citrus-colored 2015 Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives is based on 20-25% of a slowly developing botrytis and opens with a clear, intense and fresh bouquet, with smoky speck and lime peel aromas. Full-bodied, round and sweet on the palate, but also piquant and salty, this is a well-structured Gewurz that was bottled with 12.5% alcohol and 90 grams of residual sugar. The wine has grip, tension and freshness, with a long finish. It should be great with food-in eight or ten years.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Pinot Noir Rouge de Ribeauvillé - rating : 86 - Drink Date : 2018-2022

The 2015 Pinot Noir Rouge de Ribeauvillé was harvested by hand in the early morning, fermented with natural yeasts for about ten days before the pressing, and aged for ten months in a wooden vat. This Pinot opens with a very fruity cherry aroma on the nose. Silky, round and fruity on the palate, this is a medium-bodied, firm, fresh, elegant and nicely tart, crisp Pinot Noir with a sour cherry aroma in the finish. It is well concentrated and aromatic, and even shows floral aromas. Drink it young.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Pinot Noir Rouge comme Renard - rating : 90 - Drink Date : 2018-2030

Entirely sourced in a .2-hectare plot on the flatter and windier top of the marly Kirchberg Grand Cru, which was planted by Paul's grandfather and yields just 30 hectoliters per hectare, the 2015 Pinot Noir Rouge comme Renard was fermented with 8% whole bunches, but extracted very gently by manual punch-downs. Aged for ten months in Burgundian barrels, the wine opens with an intense and spicy yet precise, fresh and pure dark cherry aroma with some flinty flavors. The wine is full-bodied, dense and fresh on the palate, with a firm tannin structure and an excellent freshness and spicy flavors. This is serious red wine with great finesse, grip and a lingering salinity. This is a stunning success from the 2015 vintage thanks to the excellent Pinot terroir that is windy and fresh during the night, thanks to the wind coming down from the Vosges through the Strengbach valley.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes - rating : 89 - Drink Date : 2019-2026

From very old, low-yielding vines in the late-ripening Weinbaum lieu-dit, the 2015 Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes opens with a very clear and slightly mineral bouquet with riper pear aromas. This Sylvaner is round, fresh and pure, with remarkable precision, finesse and salinity on the palate. This is a full-bodied, intense and persistent Sylvaner with good grip and a long, complex finish. This is excellent with food.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Riesling - rating : 87 - Drink Date : 2018-2025

The 2015 Riesling is sourced from warmer, earlier-ripening but also very cold, north-exposed plots and fermented in stainless steel and large oak vats. It's clear and fresh as well as spicy on the nose. On the palate, this is a round and mouth-filling, elegant Riesling with a good mineral grip and freshness that gives length and a straighter character to the wine. Still reductive, it will benefit from further bottle aging.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Hagel Riesling - rating : 90 - Drink Date : 2018-2030

From gneiss soils in Ribeauvillé (which is very rare here), and a very steep vineyard, the 2015 Hagel Riesling opens clear, fresh and fine on the nose where refreshing lemon flavors are displayed. On the palate, this is a crystalline and highly delicate Riesling with a very fine and salty acidity, and a dry yet aromatic finish. The vines are just 12 years old here, but there is already gorgeous complexity and grip. This is excellent!

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Riesling Equinoxe - rating : 89+ - Drink Date : 2020-2025

The 2015 Riesling Equinoxe is from a small parcel in the lower part of the grand cru Osterberg, and two other parcels close to the grand cru Kirchberg. The wine opens with an intense and almost exotic fruit on the nose, which also delivers some very nice mineral flavors. On the palate, this is a dense and full-bodied Riesling with good mineral tension and freshness. Clearly dominated by its marly terroir and fresh exposition, this is a long and pretty complex, well-structured Riesling with a stimulating purity in the mouthwatering finish. This is an age-worthy Riesling at a very attractive price. There were 2,500 bottles produced, which are sold completely in Alsace.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Pinot Blanc Auxerrois - rating : 86 - Drink Date : 2018-2024

Based 90% on Auxerroirs and 10% Pinot Blanc, the 2015 Pinot Blanc Auxerrois offers a ripe and fruity nose that leads to a round and juicy/fleshy, mouth-filling palate, with fine tannin grip in the aromatic finish. This is a medium to full-bodied, very pleasant wine for early consumption.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Pinot Gris : rating : 87 - Drink Date : 2017-2020

The 2015 Pinot Gris is from a warm terroir on deep and clayey soil between Ribeauvillé and Hunawihr. It opens with a clear, intense and aromatic bouquet of ripe pears and apricots, along with some earthy flavors. Full-bodied, round and well structured on the palate, this is a an intense and aromatic Pinot Gris with seven grams of residual sugar and really fine tannins form the warm vintage. It drinks lovely today and there is no need to keep it for years.

  • 2015 Henry Fuchs Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Pinot Gris - rating : 91 - Drink Date : 2021-2027

Coming from the top, windier, flatter and later-ripening part of the grand cru and fermented in small oak barrels, the 2015 Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Pinot Gris opens with an oaky/toasty speck flavor of small, used Burgundy barrels (one, four and five years old) and yeasty flavors (aged on the fine lees until August). Full-bodied, intense and rich, with Cognac flavors and a nice juiciness, finesse and elegance, this is a highly interesting, slightly bitter and well-structured wine. There's a long and salty finish.

Le Guide des vins 2017 Bettane + Desseauve 

"Les Fuchs sont vignerons sur Ribeauvillé depuis 4 générations désormais puisque Paul a rejoint en 2006 ses parents Cathy et Henry. Le domaine est certifié en agriculture biologique depuis 2011 et les vins expriment déjà la pureté et l'élégance des terroirs salins de Ribeauvillé.

Les vins : Notre visite au domaine cette année nous a permis de faire plus ample connaissance avec la gamme du producteur. Les vins reflètent fidèlement les terroirs du secteur de Ribeauvillé, les riesling sont à nos yeux les plus réussis.

Coups de coeur ; 
- Alsace Hagel riesling 2014 - 15.5/20
Forte expression saline et racée en bouche, l'acidité cristalline structure la bouche, la belle maturité du fruit donne du charme.
- Alsace Sylvaner Vielle Vignes 2014 - 14.5/20
Superbe sylvaner, bouche pure et élancée, agréable épaisseur, densité, précision, salinité

- Alsace grand cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Pinot Gris 2014 - 16/20
- Alsace grand cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé Riesling 2014 - 16,5/20
- Alsace gewurztraminer l'Ambroisie 2014 - 14/20
- Alsace gewurztraminer tradition 2014 - 13/20
- Alsace pinot blanc auxerrois 2014 - 13.5/20
- Alsace pinot gris tradition 2014 - 14/20
- Alsace pinot gris Tzigane 2014 - 13/20
- Alsace pinot noir Rouge comme Renard 2014 - 14.5/20
- Alsace riesling tradition 2014 - 14.5/20

Cuisine et vins de France - Hors série special vins - Octobre 2017

"Alsace-Riesling "Hagel" 2015, Henry Fuchs - 15 €
C'est Paul qui se charge du domaine, le comportement agriole est résolument tourné vers le bio, il s'agit de refléter sans concession le terroir et notamment cet idiome de gneiss, une langue du domaine vosgien, un des premiers lieux-dits sur la liste des crus au classement à venir. Ce vin est infiniment délicat, une rondeur élancée, des fleurs blanches, un zeste d'ananas, sec et précis."

Jeb Dunnuck Commentaries

2015 Henry Fuchs Riesling Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé

Coming from more limestone soils and 40-50-year-old vines, the 2015 Riesling Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé offers much more depth and complexity as well as perfumed notes of apple peel, lime, quince, and exotic spices. Rich and layered on the palate, with plenty of texture and mid-palate depth, as well as vibrant acidity, it's beautiful today yet will certainly kee for a decade or more.

2015 Henry Fuchs Sylvaner Vieille Vigne

From a terrific estate tjat's today managed by Paul Fuchs, the 2015 Sylvaner Vieille Vigne comes from 65-year-old vines and deep clay soils in Alsace. There's only around 100-cases brought in to the US but it's a beauty, elegant, incredibly delicious white offering notes of citrus, white flowers, and salty minerality. For 16 bucks you get a beautifully balanced, uncomplicated, yet classy wine that's ideal for a meal starter over the coming year. It has a kiss of sweetness and is going to be versatile on the dinner table. 

Le Guide 2017 des Meilleurs Vins de France (Revue des Vins de France)

"Trentenaire dynamique, Paul Fuchs a repris le flambeau du domaine familiale depuis 2005. Il profite d'un beau patrimoine de vieilles vignes dans le réputé secteur de Ribeauvillé. Puriste et consciencieux, il produit des vins préccis dans un style sec. La certification Ecocert, obtenue en 2011, est le résultat d'un travail des sols rigoureux, sans trop d'interventions en cave. Du sylvaner aux grands crus, la gamme est complète avec des prix attractifs.

Les vins : un beau succès pour le crémant avec un style extra brut, avec des bulles fines et dynamiques. Le Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes est une très belle réussite en 2014 tandis que l'auxerrois manque de persistance. La gamme des rieslings est très séduisante, de style sec avec une belle complexité. Le Hagel 2014 est bien fait aussi ! L'Ambroisie est un gewurztraminer de style moelleux, sans caricature, dont les vignes sont plantées sur les parties argileuses de Ribeauvillé. Pour le pinot gris, la cuvée Tzigane est agréable et équilibrée alors que le grand cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé est malheureusement sous l'emprise d'un élevage en barrique et présente une forte sensation tourbée. 

Coup de coeur de l'année 
- Pinot gris Tzigane 2014 : Des parfums gourmands s'échappent au nez : noisette, guarrigue et cigare. En bouche c'est un vin juste avec d'abord une certaine tension puis une sensation plus confortable qui s'installe pour ne laisser place qu'au fruit jaune.
- Riesling 2014 : déjà très ouvert sur des notes de mandarine, sureau et ananas, ce riesling est séduisant. En bouche il est parfaitement équilibré; avec une sensation citronnée en finale qui fera un malheur avec des poissons nobles.
- Crémant d'Alsace. "

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