Grand Cru Kastelberg 2021
Grape Variety: Riesling
Producer: Anna, Andre & Yann Durrmann
Region: Andlau, Alsace, France
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Riesling grapes from a small plot (0.8 hectares) on Grand Cru vineyards were hand harvested. Direct press and fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeast and aged in large old barrels. No filtration, fining or added sulphur.
This Wine: Grand Cru Riesling from schist soils on the hill of Kastelberg which overlooks the village of Andlau, where Yann lives. This is the most structured of his Grand Crus with a rich and round character but still with high acidity. A savoury and almost nutty finish compliments the citrus fruit very well. Ready to drink but will get better with time. Definitely should be drunk with a meal.
Notes on the Winemaker: The Durrmann family make wine in the village of Andlau on the slopes of Vosges mountains in Alsace. The vineyards have been organic since 1998 and sulphur free cuvees have been produced since 2007 after Yann (the son) took over running the winery.