2016 AOC Alsace 'La Chimère'
100% Certified biodynamic Riesling from the Osthoffen vineyard. 12 months élevage in 100 year old Alsatian foudre. Zero SO2.
Nice light yellow colour. Stony and subtle aromas. So clean! The aromas are many, but refined – pineapple, apple, peach, lemon, white flowers – and the limestone is very prominent. Slight texture, gentle delivery, nice and stony and free. No classic rubber or petrol Riesling characteristics which is nice for a change - this is more about purity. The length is even and gentle. Perhaps a very tiny spritz, which gives it a lift. The acidity isn’t intense, but I like that – just very well balanced. After time the limestone is very prominent on the nose. Low alc, nice tension on the finish with a hint of grip. I’m never really one to drink Riesling, but I would drink this all the time. So delicate and pure.