From: Alsace, France
Steinert literally refers to the stony (limestone and marl) nature of the terroir. The hard, homogeneous, dry, and filtering soil sits directly on the oolith–the thick limestone bedrock partially visible on the surface. Oolites are small spherical grains, shaped like fish eggs that were formed on the surface of the rocks by marine microfossils. Wines from the Steinert vineyards are characterized by their powerful structure, subtle finesse, and underlying menthol notes.
Tasting Notes: The 2015 Grand Cru Steinert Riesling opens with pleasant herbal and lemony aromas along with yellow stone fruit flavors and a touch of honey and caramel. It is full-bodied, intense, and juicy, with white nectarines and some dried and candied fruit flavors on the palate. This dry, very mineral, and firmly structured wine has excellent aging potential.
“A subdued nose opens up into a citrus palate that has unusual licorice overtones, with smoky intrigue. The body is precise and bone dry, letting lemon and licorice shine and allowing the citrus freshness to brighten and heighten everything. The finish is superclean.” –Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast (92 points)
Pairing: This wine is ideal for dishes that require a dry yet powerful wine. Try with sole or seabass in lemon or beurre blanc sauce or with lobster.
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