Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sylvie Spielman 08 Alsace Riesling

Domaine Sylvie Spielmann is based just west of Bergheim, about half way up Alsace (well the chain of vineyards). The domaine is based around an old gypsum mine, with heavyish clay, marl and limestone soils.

The domaine is entirely biodynamic and the winemaking is relatively non interventionist (stopping short of the natural line).

Mineral nose with a touch of exotic lime notes, it's flirting with it's secondary characters. At getting on four 4 years old there is a little bit of bottle age. It's got the directness of acidity that I'd expect, and in contrast to Bergheim's most famous son (Marcel Deiss) it's pretty much totally dry.

Win all round really (in the context of a 11 euro wednesday evening wine)

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