Hubert Meyer Grand Cru Riesling A.O.C Winzenberg Alsace 2021 94pts
94 Points Wine Enthusiasts
The nose opens with a playful peach-gummy quality. But lest you think this wine is all fun and games, mineral aromas sweep in with savory seriousness. The latter builds as the wine opens up and leads straight into a linear palate of slate and lemon curd. It's savory, bright and delightfully intense. The long finish softens a bit with notes of pineapple and peach, to leave an impression of tangy fruit, minus any sourness.
This Grand Cru has a very distinctive nose with notes of citrus and roses. It is also spicy with a very well-balanced texture and minerality, typical to Winzenberg Terroir.
This is a gastronomy wine of excellence. Shellfish, grilled fish, roasted meats (yes roasted meats), a specialty of Alsace, highlights its complexity.
The Meyer family has a tradition as vignerons in Blienschwiller that dates back to 1722. Hubert Meyer and now since 2009, his son Pierre, a graduate in oenology, vinify the wines of this estate of about 10 hectares. The range of their good vintages is divided, as is often the case in the region, into Vins de Tradition, dedicated to the 7 Alsatian grape varieties and Vins de Prestige, made from plots selected at harvest when the vintage allows it. The Prestige range includes Pinot Noir aged in barrels, Pinot Gris and Riesling from the Grand Cru Winzenberg Vineyard. Pierre Meyer also makes delicious Crémant d’Alsace Blanc and Rosé Brut following the Methode Champenoise. Converted in Biodynamic since 2019, the wines really express the quality of the terroir and their varietal.
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