SOMMERBERG

JEAN BIECHER & FILS S.A. 1 Route de Rodern 68590 SAINT HIPPOLYTE

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Jean Biecher & Fils

 

Riesling " Sommerberg"

A.O.C. ALSACE GRAND CRU

 

SOIL : Dominantly granitic with black and white micas,. This soil, is rich in mineral elements, and ideal for vine growing.

 

VINEYARD : From a 45 years old vineyard, the Sommerberg is situated on a very steep slope (45°), face due south, and exceed 400 metres of elevation.

 

HISTORY

 

Viticulture was first recorded at Niedermorschwihr in 1214, and the name of Sommerberg was jealously reserved for this particular vineyard from 17th century onwards.

 

WINE TASTING

 

Lovely, intense minerally nose with complex lime fruit, a touch of honey and some spice. Rich but bone dry palate with lovely mineral extract and intensity. Quite tight with good acid structure; good potential for development.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL : 8-10 years

 

WINE & FOOD : Sea fish in lemon sauce, scallops brochettes or grilled king prawns.

 

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