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Rentz Pinot Blanc Alsace 2007

Domaine Edmond Rentz, Pinot Blanc, AOC Alsace, France, 2007 This wine: ostensibly varietal pinot blanc (but, see the preamble), coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Vintage Wine bin end, £9 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: a pale golden hue on this … Continue reading

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Schlumberger Pinot Blanc 2012

Domaines Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc, Les Princes Abbes, AOC Alsace, France, 2012 This wine: lot no. none, a blend of 70% pinot blanc with auxerrois, fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for 1-4 months, and matured for 7 months on the fine lees, … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Pinot Gris 2013

Josmeyer, Le Fromentau, Pinot gris, AOP Alsace, France, 2013 This wine: biodynamic, varietal pinot gris, vinified in stainless steel, no MLF; Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, ex-producer, €15.60 (07/16) Consumer tasting note: a nose of ripe stone and … Continue reading

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F. Engel GC Praelatenberg 2011

Domaine F Engel, Riesling, GC Praelatenberg,  AOC Alsace Grand Cru, Rorschwihr, Alsace, France, 2011 This wine: varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, un-recorded source, ~£20 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a nose of lime, honey, stone fruit and other citrus; … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Windsbuhl 2003

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Clos Windsbuhl, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, Turkheim, Alsace, France, 2003 Domaine Zind Humbrecht has been certified biodynamic since 2002, farming 40ha in widespread parcels and terroirs (soils, orientation and gradient), across four grand crus of Rangen, Goldert, Hengst and Brand, together with … Continue reading

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Dom. Zusslin Sylvaner Alsace 2004

Domaine Valentin Zusslin, Vieilles Vignes, Sylvaner, AOC/AOP Alsace, Orschwihr, France, 2004. This wine: varietal sylvaner, Demeter biodynamic registered, natural cork closure with inset wax cap, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end £4 (2016). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Les Pierrets Alsace 2002

Josmeyer, Les Pierrets, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, France, 2002 This wine: varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £23 (2016). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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