×
This wine is currently unavailable, the vintage 2020 is available

Alsace Willm Riesling Kirchberg De Barr 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Alsace
WE
93
Additional vintages
2020 2017 2016 2015
WE
93
Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
The ethereal headiness of dried, crushed chamomile sets the tone on this concentrated, lemon-scented wine. Vivid, taut and juicy, the palate offers notes of fresh lemon and aromatic, dried lemon peel. Hints of pear peel add texture and make this dry wine pervasive and memorable.
Image of bottle
Sample image only. Please see Item description for product Information. When ordering the item shipped will match the product listing if there are any discrepancies. Do not order solely on the label if you feel it does not match product description

Alsace Willm Riesling Kirchberg De Barr 2017 750ml

SKU 856303
Out of Stock
More wines available from Alsace Willm
750ml
Bottle: $16.94
Yellow pale with nice brilliance and a persisting mousse. An expressive nose full of fresh fruits, apple peaches and...
750ml
Bottle: $16.93
Rated 89 - A reductive smudge of smoky earthiness still clouds aromas of this sparkler. On the palate the foam throws...
WE
89
Sale
750ml
Bottle: $17.57 $18.50
Rated 88 - A touch of ripe pear plays into the Golden Delicious notes of the nose. The palate displays the same fruit...
WE
88
750ml
Bottle: $15.94
Rated 90 - Notes of red-cheeked Cox's Orange Pippin apple fill the nose on this wine with their freshness and juicy...
WE
90
750ml
Bottle: $12.94
Subdued notes of ripe pear suggest mellowness. The palate adds fitting, bright freshness and provides a very...
More Details
Winery Alsace Willm
green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes have been grown in and around central Europe for centuries, and over time, they became the lasting symbol of south Germany's ancient and proud wine culture. Whilst the reputation of German wines abroad has in the past been mixed, the Germans themselves take an enormous amount of pride in their wineries, and Riesling grapes have now spread around the globe, growing anywhere with the correct climate in which they can thrive. Riesling grape varietals generally require much cooler climatic conditions than many other white grapes, and they are generally considered to be a very 'terroir expressive' varietal, meaning that the features and characteristics of the terroir they are grown on comes across in the flavors and aromas in the bottle. It is this important feature which has allowed Riesling wines to be elevated into the category of 'fine' white wines, as the features of the top quality bottles are generally considered to be highly unique and offer much to interest wine enthusiasts.
barrel

Region: Alsace

The region of Alsace, between France and Germany, is one of the most historically and viticulturally fascinating regions in the world, and produces several famous and widely loved wines which are very much the combined essence of these two important Old World wine countries. Vintners in Alsace have had centuries to perfect their wines, made with the native grape varietals which thrive successfully in the cooler climate, and produce a range of wines which have long been considered amongst the finest in the world. Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Vert (formerly known as Tokay d'Alsace) varietal grapes are all commonly and widely grown in the region, with these particular varietals most highly prized by vintners due to their ability to express the excellence of the Alsatian terroir.
fields

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.