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Located to the north of Riquewihr, the vineyard runs along the rather steep southern and south-eastern flanks of the Schoenenbourg hill at an altitude of 265 to 380 metres. It covers an area of 53.40 hectares on a watery subsoil of Keuper, marl, dolomite and gypsum, rich in humus and covered with fine layers of quaternary gravel, Vosges sandstone and shell limestone, as well as marl limestone.
Light golden yellow with delicate silvery reflections.
The 2016 Schoenenbourg Riesling Grand Cru is compact and full-bodied, but due to its complexity still youthfully closed. Only after it has been poured into a carafe, the first aromas of apple, citron, angelica, honey and wood smoke appear. With increasing oxygen contact, exotic aromas of mango and orange are also hinted at, which will intensify with further maturity, just like its imprint of flint, wood smoke and stony minerality.
Beautifully expansive fullness also on the palate, juicy fruit infused with a mineral and saline vein and a fine tannin structure. The mid-palate is gripping and spicy, the finish intense and long. A wine that holds incredible potential. The patient connoisseur will be rewarded if he gives it the necessary time to unfold its power and complexity.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Curry pumpkin soup with papaya ravioli and roasted cashews
- Eagle fish, crustacean foam, ginger-pumpkin puree, red dates and coriander risotto
- Veal tajine with avocado and lemon
Domaine Trapet Alsace, 14 Rue des Prés, 68340 Riquewihr / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01