This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard in the Haut-Rhin, nine kilometres from Colmar. Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the winery in 2004 and his influence continues to be seen in the way the wines improve with each vintage.
Grapes for the Riesling Réserve are grown in vineyards running along the South and South-East facing hillside slopes of Hunawihr, at an altitude of 250-320 metres above sea level. The vineyards cover an area of 36 hectares, over a calcareous clay soil. Yields are 80 hectolitres per hectare and the average age of the vines is over 25 years old.
Nicolas Garde selected each parcel individually to ensure the best quality for this Réserve wine. The temperature controlled fermentation took place at around 17°C for three weeks with local Alsace yeasts. The wine was then aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks for three months before careful filtration. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place.
A shiny and elegant straw yellow with delicate silver tint. The nose has a nice complexity and aromas of citrus, pear and white flowers. A lively attack on the palate, typical for this fresh vintage, follows with strong citrus flavours. A long-lasting wine, with a refreshing finish
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Name Cave de Hunawihr Riesling Réserve Country France Region Haut-Rhin ABV% 13% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Riesling Size 750ml Dietary Information No
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