Monday, September 24, 2012

2009 Muscat Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé, Seppi Landmann

Seppi Landmann is a producer with a passion for wine and wine as a carrier of culture. Not only does he have plantings of Muscat on his best terroir, for the harvest in the weekends he invites friends, auto workers from Toulouse, Swedish wine tourists and others who want to spend a pleasant but tiring day on the steep and sunny slopes of Zinnkoepflé. For lunch soup, rich stories and laughter are served.

2009 Muscat Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé from Seppi Landmann in Soulzmatt has a bright golden yellow color. The aroma is rich and composed of orange, melon, almond and white flowers. The flavor is wonderfully elegant, complex and dry with layers of fruit and lively acids in a featherweight body. A wine full of character that illustrates Seppis great skill and delicate touch. Price: € 12 (au primeur).

Monday, September 17, 2012

2007 Riesling Jubilée Hugel, Hugel & Fils

In 2066 we will be able to drink the 2007 vintage at the same age as we now drink the 1953. Unfortunately, there is only one single bottle left of the 1953 Riesling Jubilée Hugel. The third last was emptied in the company of Serge Dubs, the world's best sommelier. The second last of this stunning wine was drunk by the wine club Munskänkarna in Lund, Sweden in September 2012 at a tasting of old Hugel wines in the presence of Etienne Hugel. Thank you Etienne, thank you Hugel & Fils for what you do for Alsace and the regions' amazing, age-worthy wines!

2007 Riesling Jubilée Hugel from Hugel & Fils in Riquewihr is golden yellow with a youthful, greenish tint. On the nose it is dense with acacia, grapefruit, yellow apples, chocolate, bisquits and a hint bicycle tube. The taste is medium bodied, velvety and harmonious with sun-ripe, mature fruit and an acidity that is discrete at first but then evolves on the palate to frame a long and very promising aftertaste. Drink now and during the next half a century to come. Price (2012): €26.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2010 Pinot d'Alsace, Marcel Deiss

The entire wine industry in Alsace is built around wines with up-front and easily recognizable grape character. Consequently, Alsace is the only region in France where you can put the grape on the label. However, Marcel Deiss enhances stresses the terroir, and most of their wines are sold with only vineyard designation. Pinot d'Alsace is an exception, although it is impossible to be sure which grapes the wine is made from. My tip: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir in descending order.

2010 Pinot d'Alsace from Marcel Deiss Bergheim is deep yellow. The scent is very much "pinot", if you close your eyes reminiscent of a powerful Champagne with chocolate, lemon and distinct features of the storage sur lies fines . The taste is broad and complex with harmonious fruit salad character and sounding, solid acids and premiere balance. An extremely well crafted wine, sold Sweden for SEK159! Price: € 12.