GRAND CRU BRAND "Riesling"
AOC ALSACE GRAND CRU
"The Fire" - Turckheim
VARIETY : Riesling
The Grand Cru Brand is a complex labyrinth of rocks laying on a substrate of granite, rocks composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, providing sandy and coarse soil. Turckheim granite has remarkable homogeneity and is made-up of two variably-small mica layers. This subsoil type has heating-effects on the roots which enhances the good ripening of grapes and malic acid combustion. It also creates a microclimate from the heat stored in the surface by its small rocks.
When leaving the Munster valley, overlooking and corbelling the town of Turckheim, this Grand Cru boasts intense sunshine. Located on the Ribeauvillé fault mosaic, facing south and south-east, it extends up to an altitude of 380 metres. The Vineyard is 50 years old on average and organically grown.
Brand means «burned.» Also, according to legend, one day in this burning arena, the sun fought with a dragon who was forced to find refuge in an obscure cave located in the upper part of the hill. Symbolically, the Brand site has kept this fighting light and fire, bestowing the site and its wines with radiant vitality!
Fantastic bouquet with crisp green and red apple, freshly squeezed citrus juices, blossoms and wet stone mineral notes. The palate is succulent and delicious, and delivers excellent purity, wonderfully enhanced by gentle minerality and bright acidity. Lovely harmony and balance.
AGEING POTENTIAL : 20-25 years
WINE & FOOD :
These wines are great with cooked or marinated freshwater fish, accompanied by a creamy sauce.