Alsace

Barth 2016 Alsace Riesling Granite

Mostly from the Grand Cru Schlossberg vineyard in Kintzheim, this is an impressive Riesling from granite terroir. Beautiful in 2016, with textbook mineral structure from the granite soils, and a convincingly dry finish for a wine with about 12g residual sugar. Honestly, looking over my notes, I was surprised to see that the RS was even above 2g, let alone more than 10! There is such a persistent minerality and acidity to the wine that the wine, though it has an overall broad and full mouthfeel, still finishes clean and dry. An exceptional Riesling that is just beginning to drink very nicely in it's early age.  -EL

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $24.99

Beck-Hartweg 2016 Vin d'Alsace Riesling

This is a lovely entry-level dry Riesling from Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg. A blend of fruit from different sites,  with varied terroirs, meant to be approachable, well-rounded and easy-drinking. Unlike most of their line-up of unfiltered and unsulfited wines, this one is lightly filtered and has a small addition of SO2 before bottling. Also unlike their other wines in stock, this one does not showcase the intense structure and minerality of their granite sites, instead offering a more homogenous and round mouthfeel.  -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

Laurent Barth 2017 Alsace Racines Métisses

Always around 50% Pinot Auxerrois (fermented separately), with Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a touch of Riesling. The idea here is to make a wine that is easy to drink, says Laurent, and he nails it! There's a subtle touch of spice on the palate, with a crystalline minerality in the finish, thanks to the granite soils. Though dry, there is a roundness and ripeness to the wine, which seems typical of similar "edelzwicker" blends of white grapes in Alsace. This should pair nicely with salads, as an apĂ©ro, or with mildly spicy dishes.  -EL

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laurent Barth 2017 Alsace Riesling

A friendly Alsace Riesling from Laurent Barth, this wine is a blend of fruit from several different parcels, including a small amount from the granite Schlossberg vineyard. The residual sugar here is usually hovering around 2-3g, making this a pretty classic dry Riesling from the region. Ripe, orchard fruit on the nose, a touch of structure in the mouth (maybe from the Schlossberg granite), and a pleasant finish. It should be a nice accompaniment to fall-time meals.   -EL

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laurent Barth NV Alsace Extra Brut Juste le temps de battre des c

Mostly Pinot Auxerrois with some Pinot Noir in the mix, this is a methode ancestrale "Pet Nat" from Laurent Barth... a wine we never knew existed since most of it is sold in Europe and Laurent keeps a fair amount at home to share with friends. Listed as NV, we think it's 2016, and it's really delicious! The wine shows a pale pink color and delicate aromas of raspberry and strawberry with arange peel and wet stone. The palate is bone dry with lovely hints of berry and stone fruits, citrus and minerals, long and refreshing - this is a beautiful wine and a great value - thank-you Laurent Barth!

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur