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Wolfberger Alsace Riesling
Wolfberger
France - Alsace

Riesling is the most popular grape variety in Alsace. Racy yet slightly fruity, Wolfberger Riesling is a subtle fine wine of citrus and mineral aromas, good acidity and freshness. It has been known for being the perfect "food wine" - great with traditional Alsatian dishes such as sauerkraut, but also, thanks to their vivacity, with fish and shellfish.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Riesling
Vinification
After harvest, the grapes are put into horizontal pneumatic presses where the juice is slowly extracted. After crushing the grapes, the must is stored in different vats, then carefully clarified.
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for 3-4 weeks. Racking; fining (3-4 months); filtration and stabilization; aging in the bottle.
Pairings

Excellent with grilled fish or cooked in a sauce, and shellfish.

Reviews and News

2018 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

2018 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Green apple and ripe lemon are subtle but clear on the nose of this wine. The palate brings both these notions to the fore with a slight spritz that accentuates the vivid freshness and dry, clean finish. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 1st 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Lime and lemon zest are joined by aromatic citrus foliage on the nose. The palate replays these sprightly refreshing notes and lets them ripple across the slender palate. This is light, dry and will put a spring in your step with its citrus liveliness."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 2017), 90 pts

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2015 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

2015 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Soft notes of mandarin and peach fill nose and palate of this fresh and fruit-driven wine. The body is light but full-fruited with a bruised-apple mellowness. It's dry, balanced and easy.- Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016), 89 pts

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2013 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2013 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"The 2013 Riesling, which is 100% Riesling, moves more toward green apple notes with lemon and lime-like citrus. It is dry, zesty, and shows a touch of minerality in a light-bodied, refreshing and authoritative style. Drink it over the next year."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2012 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 88 PTS BEST BUY - W&S

2012 Wolfberger Alsace Riesling - 88 PTS BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Ripe Pear flavors tangle with tart lemon and lime in a juicy and refreshing combination. It's a great partner for Wednesday night's kung pao chicken."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2014), 88 pts BEST BUY

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Producer Information: Wolfberger

Wolfberger is a union of producers located in Eguisheim, south of Colmar in Alsace. The city was also the home of Pope Leo IX, the Reformer (Pope from 1048 – ...
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