Grape variety : Riesling Conditions of growth : These vines are planted in an exceptional soil at an altitude of 300 metres (900 feet) on a southeast-facing hillside, coveted since the Middle Ages, called Frankstein, where the steepness and south-easterly aspect ensure constant sun. The soil is covered by granite ‘two micas’, which allows water to percolate and retains heat for the grapes at night. Winemaking method : The grapes are harvested by hand and the whole berries are pressed pneumatically. Traditional fermentation is through a temperature-controlled process, and ageing takes place in vats. Tasting : Colour : Pale yellow, crystal-clear. Nose : Refreshing hints of citrus fruits and floral aromas. Mouth : A harmonious, complex and distinctive wine. It expresses floral flavours with mineral overtones typical of granite terroirs. Long, lingering aftertastes. Our advice : Riesling Grand Cru will enhance the finest cuisine. It goes particularly well with the finest fish, seafood and sushi, as well as with sophisticated entrées and white meat. Temperature : Serve chilled between 8-10°C (47-50°F). Ageing : From five up to fifteen years.
Ruhlmann Riesling Grand Cru Frankstein