Domaine Kientzler, Riesling 2020
Fine, precise and beautifully balanced with classic Alsatian fruit weight and power.
Domaine Kientzler are one of the great Alsatian producers, with outstanding holdings around Ribeauvillé. Classic lime and citrus zest aromas backed by discrete minerality. Wonderfully pure and intense for this level. Fine, precise and beautifully balanced.
Producer: Domaine Kientzler
Region/Country: Alsace, France
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Temperature controlled fermentation.
Style: Dry, powerful and aromatic
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, Alpine dishes, pork dishes
Profile: Generally lighter in alcohol with refreshingly crisp natural acidity and typically highly aromatic. Riesling has the ability to translate terroir through distinct aroma and flavour profiles. It is produced in a range of styles, from bone dry through to lusciously sweet, and is capable of maturing and evolving over decades in the bottle. Typical fruit profile ranges from citrus (lemon and lime) through orchard (green and red apple) to stone and tropical (pineapple, peach, nectarine) depending on where it is grown and the intended style of Riesling.
Classic Regions: Eden and Clare Valleys (Australia), Mosel, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Nahe (Germany), Alsace (France), Kamptal, Kremstal (Austria)
The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than 5 generations in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding area. Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14ha of vines in Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg and Kirchberg. It is not hard to understand why this estate is so highly regarded within France as one of the leading domaines of Alsace.