Achillee Riesling DOMAINE DE L’ACHILLEE 2021, unusually delicious Riesling, appears slightly cloudy, fairly full bodied but fresh, fresh, fresh, you taste the biodynamic essence of the wine and purity and varietal character. The Achillee Riesling DOMAINE DE L’ACHILLEE 2021 comes from 30 year old vines. These are in several different locations with several different soil profiles, altitudes and expositions, ranging from the poor, stony ground of the village of Scherwiller, decomposed granite of the slopes in the top quality local Grand Cru zone (‘Frankstein’ Grand Cru’) and the schist soil of the nearby villages of Schiefferberg and Bernardvillé.
The harvest is naturally manual. They vinify the parcels separately and they only use the best batches in the final blend. The fermentation takes eight months in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast. They mature the wines in stainless steel vats on the lees for over a year. After a full malolactic conversion, they bottle without fining. Subtle hints of lemon and lime, enhanced by notes of white flowers. The palate is firmly structured with a well-integrated acidity endowing the wine with good length. Finally, a multi-layered finish with discreet touches of citrus fruits including grapefruit.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Domaine de L'Achilee, JEAN and PIERRE DIETRICH
|Dry White Wine
|Decomposing granite and schist soils
|over a year in stainless steel
|Below 50 mg/l
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Antipasti, Curries, Firm White Fish, Spicy Foods