2018 Domaine Trapet R.Q.W.R. Riquewihr Riesling
Jean-Louis Trapet of Domaine Trapet in Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy and his Alsatian born wife Andree run this certified organic and biodynamic estate in Alsace. This Riesling is sourced from less than 1 hectare of vines grown on a hillside overlooking the village of Riquewihr with an East Southeast orientation. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel before being aged for 10-12 months in neutral French oak and concrete eggs.
Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Intense lime and citrus scents meld into lemon butter, bees wax, toast and flinty wet stone notes. Rich and voluminous on the palate, generously textured lime and citrus fruits are underpinned by fresh zippy acidity. Subtle notions of bees wax, lemon butter, wet stone, delicate tertiary kerosene and smoky mineral characters ensue. Outstanding depth finishing long and concentrated with an oily like feel.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.