Les Vignes de Precheur
Domaine Weinbach

Les Vignes de Precheur,



Domaine Weinbach, Les Vignes de Precheur, 2021

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domaine Weinbach, Les Vignes de Precheur, 2021

Les Vignes de Precheur is a wine that has seen great success in local Alsatian restaurants owing to its versatility and levity. A blend of varieties (Pinot Gris, Muscat, Riesling, Sylvaner and Auxerrois) sourced from the lower blocks of the Schlossberg and co-fermented. Simple yet vibrant green apples, lime and lemons with a touch of ginger and early picked strawberries from the garden.

Vinous, Vinous
The 2021 Les Vignes du Précheur is from the Prediger lieu-dit , i.e. preacher or précheur in French, just underneath the Furstentum Grand Cru. This is a blend of Riesling, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Muscat. Auxerrois and Pinot Gris are harvested first and co-fermented; Riesling, Sylvaner and Muscat are also co-fermented, and then the two lots are blended and aged together. This is fresh, bright, light-bodied and agile, with just a touch of aromatics and a lovely seam of acidity. (Bone-dry)
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Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach

Named after the “Wine Brook”, a little stream that flows through the estate, Domaine Weinbach was founded by the Capucin monks in 1612. The house is surrounded by the original 9th Century monastic vineyard, the Clos du Capucin and all of the estate’s wines are now labelled with its name. Two Faller brothers acquired the estate in 1898 and this was duly inherited by Théo Faller. Sadly Théo died in 1979 leaving his estate in the safe hands of a Faller Triumvirate: his wife Colette and his two daughters, Cathy and Laurence – who all contributed to the continued development of Théo’s great legacy. Tragically Laurence died in 2014, far too young at just 47. And then under a year later, Colette too passed away. Alsace had lost two of its most important figures in as many years. Today Cathy is joined by her two sons Eddy and Theo, so the outlook for the domaine looks stable. Staggeringly Domaine Weinbach owns 26 hectares of vineyards in the Kaysersberg valley in the Haut-Rhin of Alsace at between 200 to 400 metres above sea level. They grow their vineyards organically with a view to quality rather than quantity and hand pick the grapes. Only their grapes are vinified (unlike many other producers in Alsace who frequently have to buy them in). Ageing is best described as passive, carried out in huge old oak fuders, allowing each vineyard and each specific terroir, along with the other unique characteristics of grape and vintage, to shimmer through these elegant and sophisticated wines.

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