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Cave de Hunawihr Reisling Grand Cru "Roscacker" 2005

Grand Cru Riesling

€28.99/Bottle | €347.88/Case
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Delicate pale lemon in colour with silvery tints. The nose is rich, aromatic and still youthful with delicate hints of lemon, orange zest, peach and pear. The mouth shows the same complexity with deep acidity typical of the Rosacker Terroir balanced by good levels of residual sugar. This wine finishes dry with a long, persistent aftertaste dominated by flavours of lime.

The Vineyard


This small co-operative covers just 185 hectares in the Haut-Rhin, 9km from Colmar. It was founded in 1955 and has 110 members. It was rated the best co-operative in Alsace, and third in the whole of France, by the Revue de Vins de France in 2005. Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the Cave in 2004 and is now making increasingly high quality wines. The vineyards are planted with 26% Riesling, 24% Pinot Blanc, 20% Gewurtztraminer,15% Pinot Gris and 10% Pinot Noir.


This is a single vineyard Riesling from the 5.6 Rosacker vineyard which lies to the north of Hunawihr, a small village situated between Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. The vineyard is at an altitude of 260-330m above sea level and faces east-south-east. The heavy, clay soils are rich in calcium and magnesium, with limestone and dolomite pebbles. Yields are 55 hl/ha and the average age of the vines is 35 years old.


An extremely mild winter in 2006 was followed by a very hot spring in 2007 with temperatures in May reaching more than 30°C. The flowering occurred about a month earlier than usual around the 25th of May. June was warm and stormy with July and August being fresh and wet. September was very good with 6 weeks in a row without rain, warm days and cold nights, perfect for a good maturation. Grapes harvested in the second half of September were perfect. October was fantastic for the Vendanges Tardives.

2007 is a very good vintage with a lot of delicacy and freshness, very typical of the Alsacian style. The good level of acidity is the best guarantee for a great ageing potential.

Cave de Hunawihr Reisling Grand Cru "Roscacker" 2005
Red Nose Rating: 00%
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