"Luminous straw-green. Very fresh aromas of lemon verbena, green apple, kiwi and minerals. Enters pure and clean, then turns round, juicy and ripe and shows sneaky concentration to the bone-dry (0.7 g/L r.s.) apple, pear and spice flavors. Finishes long and citrusy with noteworthy acid lift. In fact, this offers such bright acidity (7.1 g/L), you’d never guess Sparr put this wine through a full malolactic. Besides this being an outstanding entry-level Alsatian Riesling, it is also a really didactic wine: the spicy nuances and the broad mouthfeel speak of granite soil, the citrusy finish of limestone and the broad powerful texture of clay. And in fact this wine is made from grapes grown on clay, limestone and granite soils near the towns of Riquewihr, Sigolsheim and Turckheim. Most of the vines were planted at high density (7,000 per hectare) in the 1960s right at the bottom of the Mambourg Grand Cru."