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Grand Cru Schoenenbourg 2014

Grand Cru Schoenenbourg 2014

Terroir of Keuper and Gypsum Marl

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Aging Potential : 15 to 20 years


Schoenenbourg, which became famous since the Middle Age, is the flagship of the vineyard at RIQUEWIHR. The greatest wines of this commune are born on this Terroir which help it to gain the universal recognition. This Terroir is distinguished by its topography (southern exposure, at the bottom of the valley, steepness) and its special geology: iridescent marls mixed slightly with Keuper gypsum and covered by the spreading of Vosges sandstone. The combination of a light, non-sticky soil and a subsoil of clay is quite rich in fertilisers and offers a good water retention, which probably explains why the character of the special wines – Schoenenbourg is dominant by Terroir other than by cépages.  


The wines from Schoenenbourg express their undeniable ability of being aged to travel through time: rich, extraordinarily corpulent, far away from its norm: a peppery even smoky nose, a vertical structure hidden in the body, the mineral expression often hidden at a young age moves toward fossil flavor over time. Wines from Schoenenbourg have a great aging potential due to the high level residual sugar given by the always presented Noble Rot. Schoenenbourg is one most the most veritable Grand Vin from the Alsace Terroir.


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