This ‘new’ wine label complements now the ‘roches’ series. As its name indicates it, all the vineyards are located on the poor granitic soils of the Brand hillside. It is in fact the second wine of the Grand Cru Brand. It is a very interesting experience to compare the three Rieslings side by side (Granite, Calcaire, Volcanic) in order to understand the influence of soil origin on the nature of the wine. These precocious and warm granitic soils produce wines that have a vertical structure, always expressive at a young age and never shy on their aromatic potential. These were the first Rieslings harvested but the fermentation took a year to complete.

94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2018 vintage
94 Points
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2018 vintage
Tasting Note

There is still an obvious lees autolysis influence as the fruity aromas (white fruits, pears) are mixed with more toasty, rock dust scents. It is possible to sense how this wine is going to open up and deliver fabulous aromas in the near future. The wine hits the palate full on, delivering a silky smooth texture where the ripe acidity brings salivation on the finish. It is a very enjoyable wine, delicate yet lasts a long time on the palate. The granite influence can be seen through the generosity of taste and pleasure this wine brings. The great origin comes on the finish with the presence of noble tannins. It can be enjoyed now, but will still improve for many years.

Food Pairing

A perfect white with all seafood, either simply prepared or with complex sauces.

Technical Data
Appellation: Vins D'Alsace
Unique Selling Points
  • Roche Granitique offers an introduction to the complex wines of the Brand Grand Cru
  • This is a wine approachable in it's youth yet will age easily for 6 - 8 years
  • An elegant expression of the granite Riesling versus limestone Riesling

About the Grape

Riesling
Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
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