Jean Ginglinger Riesling Réserve 2017

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Pfaffenheim, Alsace, France
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites

Jean Ginglinger's family have been making wine in the Pfaffenheim region of Alsace since the 1600s - plenty of vintages of experience under their belts, then! Whilst undoubtedly the wine will be very different now to how it was back then, the process is all about literal translation of terroir; the complex mixed limestone of Jean's vineyards, some of which classify as Grand Cru. The domaine was fully converted to biodynamics in the late 90s with full certification for organic and biodynamic viticulture coming a couple of years later. Of the 20 or different wines that are produced, 12 are completely free of additional sulphites with the remaining 8 added in judicious quantities.

This is an off-dry Riesling that has a highly distinctive, smooth and almost syrup-like texture. The fruit is ripe, pure and highly mineral - the sharpness and acidity of a crunchy green apple blurred by the exotic stone fruit of an extremely ripe peach or nectarine. Highly expressive Alsatian white wine.