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Domaine Rolly Gassmann, Silberberg de Rorschwihr Riesling

Domaine Rolly Gassmann, Silberberg de Rorschwihr Riesling

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Domaine Rolly Gassmann, Silberberg de Rorschwihr Riesling

Wine Info

Origin- France

Region- Alsace

Grapes- Riesling

Type- White

Style- Elegant, fruity, aromatic & spicy. Off dry.

Alcohol- 14.5%

Description

This wine is a golden yellow with youthful reflections. The nose is expressive with notes of citrus and spices which are enhanced by ripe and dried fruity notes. The palate is complex with a even and refreshing acidity. These bright notes blend into the rich sweetness provided by the touch of botrytis, creating a wonderfully balanced Riesling.

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are gently pressed and remain in the press for 12 to 15 hours to maximise extraction of the aromatics from the grape skins. Following this, the must is settled and a long and slow fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. Following fermentation, the Rolly Gassmann lieu-dit wines are aged on fine lees for around 11 months in large used oak tonneaux ranging from 25 to 100 hectolitres in size and some of which are over 200 years old. Once the wines have stabilised naturally, they are bottled the autumn of the year following the harvest.

While the winemaking history of the Rolly and Gassmann families in Alsace can be traced back to the 17th century, Domaine Rolly-Gassmann was not established until 1967 when the two families were joined by marriage. Now run by second-generation Pierre Gassmann, the domaine encompasses 50 hectares of vineyards, with 40 hectares in the village of Rorschwihr (where they are based) and 10 in the village of Bergheim.
Domaine Rolly-Gassmann are famed for their remarkable collection of older vintages, producing about 300,000 bottles a year but storing and ageing over two million.

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