Stellar Gewürztraminer from the quality focused Cave de Ribeauville co-op.
The vineyards of Ribeauvillé have been there since the beginning of time. The Lords of Ribeaupierre and the Benedictine monks were the first to utilise the abundance of natural resources: with its south facing slopes and varying top soils. Despite a history of civil unrest in this area of France from 1895, the Cave de Ribeauvillé has managed to preserve its spirit of solidarity and efficiency in winemaking. From generation to generation, vintage to vintage, grape growers have called for independence in making their own wine without interference. The Cave de Ribeauvillé covers a single vineyard of 265 hectares including 8 Grands Crus and other plots of notable quality. The total surface area is managed by a quality chart, which guarantees strict control of yields, sustainable growth, organic practices, and of course……a manual harvest.
Tasting Note: A semi sweet and aromatic wine with floral and exotic fruit character with a hint of spice on the finish.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 17+/20 (2016)