West London Wine School founder Jimmy Smith, jumped into his orange VW campervan this Summer and traversed Northern and Eastern France visiting a plethora of great domaines and chateaux in order to bring back some truly stunning wines for his own personal tastings.
This is a truly delightful evening showcasing the "King of the White Grapes"Riesling, from Alsace, where it is often crafted into complex, delicious and long-lived styles. All the wines hail from Grand Cru vineyard sites that are the epitome of Alsatian wine. We'll taste through seven different Grand Crus, ranging from 2011 to 2015, with all of the wines expressing development through bottle ageing. The wines retail at £25-£40 per bottle
Grand Cru Riesling Wines on Tasting (7):
Gustave Lorentz Alsace Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim Riesling 2011Domaine Weinbach Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2015 "Cuvée Ste Catherine l'Inédit"Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2013Domaine Schoffit Alsace Grand Cru Rangen Riesling 2013 "Clos Saint-Théobald"Domaine Zinck Alsace Grand Cru Eichberg Riesling 2015Cave de Ribeauvillé Alsace Grand Cru Osterberg Riesling 2013Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Alsace Grand Cru Brand Riesling 2014
This is a wonderful tasting of some superb producers of ALL Grand Cru level. This is the first in a two-part special, with the second evening on Tuesday 11th October on 1990s Riesling Grand Cru. You may wish to book on both evenings at a special rate of £75 (saving £5) and you may do so here.