Gresser family started producing wines in the 16th century with their ancestors who already were used to raise the vine. Nowaday the young owner Rémy Gresser took over the reins of the company, animated by the desire to respect those legacy and maintain the family tradition. The current extension of the estate owned by the winery is almost 11 hectares, lying on Andlau hills, halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar, on the Alsace wine route, at the foot of Mont Sainte Odile.
Rémy truly believes in biodynamic farming and raises the vines with a careful mix of that approach rules and and that of his ancestors, in order to preserve the environment and, at the same time, transmit the plant, natural and cultural heritage to future generations. Rémy main objective is to create the best conditions around the vine so that it can extract maximum minerality from the subsoil, producing sugars, developing acidity and aromatic properties..
This Grand Cru Riesling “Kastelberg” comes from the homonymous south-facing vineyard, on soils rich in shale, with vines of 60 years of age, with yields naturally very low (23 quintals per hectare). The grapes carefully hand-picked are pneumatically pressed and then fermented naturally, without industrial yeasts, at controlled temperature. Then the wine ages for about one year in large oak barrels, before being bottled and put on the market.
This 2013 vintage has already spent more than six years in the bottle, a ridiculous period for the evolutionary abilities of the great Riesling but still sufficient to reveal the first beginning of evolution. The initial straw-yellow colour starts to turn towards the golden with smells of peach in syrup, candied citron, apricot, white melon and flint followed by ethereal and balsamic notes. The mouthfeel is really joyous with a swing of gustative sensations that starting from the softness and the fruity warmth joins the electrifying freshness that makes the mouth salivate profusely, preparing it for the next sip.
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