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At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence...pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsaces qualitative pyramid. Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capuchins vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum, and the adjacent “Altenbourg vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserbergs hills and valleys.
Weinbach produces richly concentrated, fragrant dry Rieslings, for which the Grand Cru Schlossberg vineyard is particularly well-situated. Ranging from the delicate Reserve Personelle, to the intense, dry Cuvee Theo, the elegant, very dry, very fine Schlossberg, the rich and fruity Cuvee Ste. Catherine, to the majestic and full-bodied Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee Ste. Catherine, each Riesling is distinctive. The rich, rose-scented, spicy Gewurztraminers from Domaine Weinbach are among the finest in the world. Ranging in style from the slightly sweet, rich and powerful Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence, to the stunning, full-bodied, off-dry Grand Cru Furstentum Cuvee Laurence, these are rich yet elegant wines with great aromatic complexity.
The Fallers’ 2010 Gewurztraminer Cuvee Theo offers a surprisingly restrained but delightful nose of mint; candied orange and pink grapefruit rinds; along with hints of classic lychee. Polished and very subtly sweet, it finishes with ... more
A ripe, luscious, powerful Gewurz featuring floral aromas, spiced ripe apricots, and undertones of cThe sunny microclimate of Kaysersberg Valley as well as the variety of soils ranging from granite to limestone has allowed the Fallers to create a ... more