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Fernand Engel, Riesling Réserve 2019

 

 

  • Pineapple, grapefruit, floral, butter, hazelnuts.
  • Fresh start, then lots of fruit (peach, grapefruit), rich body by the ‘sur lie’ maturation.
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  • Fernand Engel, Riesling Réserve

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Sweet / Dry
Low / High Acidity
Tannines
Light / Medium / full bodied
Sourced from four parcels in Orschwiller and St Hippolyte about 20 kilometres from Colmar in Alsace. They are dark, calcareous soils with 15% to 20% granite stones. The vineyards face south and east. The vines are 15, 19, 27 and 31 years old. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18-20 degrees. After that, the wine matures for 8 months on the yeast cells (‘sur lie’). This makes the wine more complex and slightly creamier in texture. Despite the traditional style of wine making that you still often encounter in Alsace, it is extremely versatile. The terroir, in combination with the planted king varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir, among others, offers many opportunities to focus on quality. And that is what Engel does. Engel’s wines can certainly hold their own with the best wineries in the Haut Rhin.
Weight 1,3 kg
Volume

0.75 cl

Closure

Cork

Colour

White

Grape variety

Region

Alsace

Appelation

Producer

Despite the traditional style of winemaking that is still prevalent in Alsace, it is extremely versatile. The terroir, in combination with the planted king varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir, among others, offers many opportunities to focus on quality. And that is what Engel does. Engel’s wines can therefore definitely compete with the best wineries in the Haut Rhin.

The Engel family has a total of over 50 hectares in production, divided among many different vineyards in the region. All grapes are hand-picked. Domaine Fernand Engel is a real family business, where work is done hands-on. During the harvest, for many years a fixed group of pickers have been hired, who have learned to apply a first selection already in the vineyard. Great wine is born in the vineyard, is the philosophy, and nothing is left to chance.

Son-in-law Xavier has studied oenology in his native region in the Loire. Together with his wife Sandrine, they have a mission to make the best wines of the region. They understand, like no other, the art of blending wines from different parcels of land in order to achieve consistently high quality every year. Domaine Engel has vineyards in 7 different villages, spread over 150 different parcels. A true mosaic of terroirs, which they consider a great asset. The results of recent years are astonishing: wines that are a paragon of purity, elegance, finesse and balance. In the meantime, Domaine Engel has also acquired vineyards in several Grand Cru vineyards. Grand Cru Riesling is produced in the Praelatenberg (Kintzheim), Gewurztraminer in the Altenberg (Bergheim) and Pinot Gris in the Gloeckelberg (Rodern and Saint-Hippolyte).

Bernard Engel, son of founder Fernand, is concerned with the care of the vineyards and noticed that, when using the traditional methods, he was suffering more and more from skin diseases and other strange ailments. In 2001, he switched to the biodynamic method and saw his ailments disappear. Since then, the entire Domaine has been cultivated biodynamically and is now also bio-certified.

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