Jean-Baptiste Adam Riesling Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru 2013 750ml
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Jean-Baptiste Adam Riesling Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru 2013

Jean-Baptiste Adam - Alsace - France

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Rated 92 by Decanter
Pale straw. Delicate flint and diesel fuel nuances complement fresh citrus and tropical fruits on the nose and palate. Juicy and penetrating, this Riesling clocks in at 8 g/l residual sugar and an enamel-stripping 9 g/l total acidity, so the wine tastes bone-dry. Finishes with resonating lemony acidity and a slightly bitter twinge typical of very acidic soils. Beautiful to look at, this grand cru has only recently begun to be appreciated for its potential greatness. Adam farms roughly 45-year-old vines grown on very steep slopes that were much sought-after by many local winemakers when J-B Adam bought them in 2008. (Vinous)

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Winery: Jean-Baptiste Adam

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.

Region: Alsace

For lovers of fine white and rosé wines, there are few regions in the world quite as good as France's Alsace. The region itself is a particularly fascinating one, as it has long been fought over by France and Germany, resulting in a culture and wine industry which is something of a blend of the two countries. Wines in Alsace are almost all white, although there are more wineries now producing the pale red or pinkish Pinot Noir wines which the region is also renowned for. Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat are also grown in huge quantities across the Alsace, and most of the region's wines are made from these varietals. Overall, Alsace is a highly productive region of France, with over a hundred million liters of wine being produced annually from the nine permitted grape varietals the region grows.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.