Domaine Klur, Les Katz, 'Le Capitaine' Riesling Sec, Alsace, France, 2020
Certified organic and following biodynamic practices, this small estate of just 7 hectares is nestled on steep slopes in the heart of Alsace.
Whilst Clement Klur is still very much involved at every stage from vine to bottle, he has now joined forces with his good neighbour, Leon Heitzmann, and their joint effort in the vineyards is reflected in the increasing quality of the wines. These vineyards are tranquil places, full of fruit trees dotted amongst the vines which attract and offer shelter to local wildlife. This symbiotic relationship helps maintain the health and balance of their land. The steep vineyards means the harvest is carried out by hand, allowing the pickers to be very selective and gentle in choosing the healthiest fruit to ensure that the resulting wine is always of the highest quality.
30 year old vines on a granite soils below the village of Katzenthal sheltered from the westerly wind and rain.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in casks with natural yeasts helping to tease out the minerality and fullness of the wine.
No oak ageing
A perfectly balanced dry white wine which is dominated by citrus fruit and green apple on the nose and palate. Well presented minerality and a touch of cedar on the finish.
Fish, seafood, chicken, cured meats and goats cheese.
6 x 75cl