Vendanges Tardives and Sélection
de Grains Nobles
These exceptional wines are harvested in great maturity and can only be produced on great vintages. The “Selection de Grains Nobles” wines are obtained by successive sorting of grape-berries with Botrytis Cinerea (noble rot).
The latest “Vendanges Tardives” occurred in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2017.
The latest “Selection de Grains Nobles” vintage were in 1997 and 2000.
1 : Dry wine
2 : Middle dry wine
3 : Middle sweet
4 : Sweet wine
5 : Liquor-like wine
Vendanges Tardives Grand Cru Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé
A.O.C. (French quality wine)
Type : sweet white wine
Sweetness : 4
The vineyard is located in the Kirchberg Grand Cru Area. The soil is composed of marl-limestone and a little sandstone. South-east-south exposure.
Comment of the 2015 vintage : The nose is intense and fresh with lime peels aromas which is typical of the terroir, but also touches of spices and over-ripe exotic fruits. The palate is round with candied fruits flavours. The mouth-feel may be full-bodied, but it is also tense and fresh. The finish is long.
Food and wine pairing :
Preferably drunk between 10 and 12 ° C. Ideal with foie gras, which is a dish that we would recommend for the end of the meal rather than as a starter or appetiser. It will interact well with the strength of a blue cheese (Roquefort, Stilton, Gorgonzola) or may be perfect to end a meal along with a chocolate dessert.
Best consumed : within 15 to 20 years.
Sélection de Grains Nobles Pinot Gris
A.O.C (french quality wine)
Type : liquorous white wine
Sweetness : 5
Terroir : Vineyard located between Ribeauvillé and Hunawihr villages. Heavy soil, mostly clayey which keeps humidity. A perfect middle for noble moisture Botrytis Cinerea developpment.
Confidential cuvée of 256 bottles.
Comment of the 2016 vintage : a golden robe wine with an open and expressive nose of candied fruits and botrytis. The attack is supple, rich and powerfull in the palate, with honey and candied fruits aromas. Botrytis notes in final and beautiful acidity which balances the wines.
Food and wine paring : to be drunk between 10°C and 12°C.
To be drunk alone, nothing else needed !
Best consumed : 20 years