Weinbach Alsace Les Vignes du Prêcheur 2021 (6 Bottles) Alsace, France

$425.00 GST Included


The Prêcheur is a co-fermentation of five Alsatian grape varieties: 40% Riesling; 30% Auxerrois; 20% Pinot Gris; 5% Muscat; and 5% Sylvaner. The harvest was whole-bunch pressed, fermented wild in old oak vats and then bottled (unfined) after eight months on lees.

Bustling with citrussy vibrancy, 2021 gifts a lithe, chiselled white with vibrant freshness counterpointing the wine’s enticing, fleshy summer fruit and floral prettiness. There’s signature Weinbach intensity, yet the wine feels uber-bright, with grip and balanced acidity alongside yellow-fruited length and light phenolic grip that draws you back to the glass.

Biodynamic in conversion. Now in its third vintage, this delightful field blend hails from a single vineyard beneath the Grand Cru Kaefferkopf, not far from the domaine. It’s on sandy/silt soils that are ideally suited to producing fresh, dry, early-drinking whites. The site is currently managed organically and is in conversion to both organic and biodynamic certification.

“A very charming wine with slightly exotic fruit salad of aromas with plenty of tangerine. Juicy with a very appealing balance of medium body and moderate acidity. Then comes the supple finish that’s supported by fine tannins. A co-ferment based on Riesling with auxerrois, pinot gris, muscat and sylavner.” Stuart Pigott, James Suckling



About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach is an icon of the Alsace wine region, a pioneer of biodynamic viticulture and winemaking, and producer of some of the world’s greatest aromatic wines.

Located the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill, Domaine Weinbach is a “stream of wine”, named after the small waterway that traverses the property, and dates back all the way to 1612 when it was established by Capuchin monks.

The Faller family farms 27 hectares of vineyards, much of which is Grand Cru. The fame may go to the imposing Schlossberg GC but equal renown should be extended to the walled Clos de Capucins that surrounds the winery and the Furstentum GC, celebrated for exceptional Gewurztraminer.

Viticulture has been organic for many years but a conversion to biodynamics culminated in certification for the 2006 vintage onwards.

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