2012 Domaine Remy Gresser Kritt Riesling

"Located in Andlau (a prime spot in the Bas-Rhin), half way between Colmar and Strasbourg, Domaine Rémy Gresser dates back to 1520, beginning with Thibault Gresser, a viticulturist and appointed provost of Andlau. Today, Rémy, a biodynamic wine grower, continues the family wine making tradition tending to his 35.5 acres. His estate produces three Grands Crus: Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Moenchberg. The geology is extremely complex, and the three Grands Crus are very different in style. Wiebelsberg is the largest Grand Cru, and its sandstone gives very floral, lively Rieslings. Moenchberg, on granite, fossil limestone, produces succulent wines. Here Riesling performs very well. From Kastelberg, a unique terroir on Steige schist, a handful of growers produce some of Alsace's most exciting wines, loaded with minerality. His crus or lieu dits (designated vineyards) are Brandhof (limestone), Duttenberg (clay-marne) and Kritt (gravelly soil). Each vineyard gives the wine a distinctive flavor. Rémy produces exciting wines of great purity and expression due to the soil from which they come. The average age of the vines is 40 years. These wines are food friendly and have no residual sugar with the exception of his late harvest and selection de grains nobles of amazing complexity." -Importer [+]