2019 Kientzler Geisberg Grand Cru Riesling
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2019 Kientzler Geisberg Grand Cru Riesling

Alsace, FRANCE
$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than five generations in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding area. Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14ha of vines in Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg and Kirchberg. Winemaking is handled by Thierry Kientzler, while his brother Eric manages the commercial side of the business.

From the third smallest Grand Cru in Alsace, Kientzler are one of just four producers to own a part of what is widely regarded as one of Alsace's finest vineyards. Rising steeply above the northern edge of the town the vineyard is mostly covered in narrow terraces held in place with rock walls and seemingly endless stairs leading ever higher until one reaches Osterberg Grand Cru.

Other Reviews....
The aromas of this remarkable dry riesling sparkle like a well-cut gem stone. So much drive and energy are packed into a rather sleek silhouette, the enormous, citrusy freshness at the mineral finish lighting up the sky. Drink or hold.
95 points
Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com