Phenomenal Riesling blend from this young Alsatian couple who are fast becoming a favourite here at Wayward. For us, this is everything we’re looking for from the region; ripe lime fruits and that unmistakable kerosine lilt on the nose, then on the palate the wine really cuts with angular acids and a fine granular texture that you feel you could just about crunch on, such is its crystalline presence. One we’re getting really excited about!
Grown on the typical granitic slopes of Dambach-la-Ville, the three grapes are harvested together and then slowly pressed with their stems. Fermentation takes place in old wooden foudres for eight to ten months and the wine remains on its fine lees for an extra few months before bottling. This atypical blend has a deep and golden colour, distinctive aromas of sweet toasted almonds and a fleshy texture. The common thread of tension, minerality and salinity is once again found in this wine. A consistent proof of the Beck-Hartweg’s dedication to showcase their unique terroir through thoughtful and meticulous viticulture.
Beck-Hartweg is one of the historic domaines of Alsace which can be traced back to the early 16th century. They’re located in the medieval town of Dambach-La-Ville, a quintessentially Alsatian village, built upon a unique and homogenous pink granite bedrock. Florian and Mathilde are the 16th generation at the domaine and despite their young age (early 30s) they've already gained a solid reputation as a skilled and progressive representative of the future of Alsace. Respect and increase of life through their soils and vines have been the main focus for the past two generations, with the return of grass in the vineyards from 1982 and organic certification in 2011.