About the Wine
What was your family doing in 1720? If you’re a member of the Cattin winemaking family in Alsace, you know. Your family was making wine in the small village of Voegtlinshoffen, where the 12th generation still makes wine today.
Three hundred years of winemaking wisdom—that generational knowledge of the best grapes and the best farming practices for the estate vineyards composed of soils grapes love like clay, limestone, sandstone, ferruginous, and marl—shines in the wines of all Joseph Cattin’s wines.
The Riesling Hatschbourg Alsace Grand Cru is grown in one of the family’s oldest plots in the Hatschbourg Grand Cru designation where vines are planted on South East facing slopes at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. The hand-harvested Riesling grown here is terroir-driven, incredibly aromatic, and age-worthy for up to 15 years.
This is a dry, gastronomic wine that pairs fantastically with lemony-sauced fish and buttery lobster (delicate seafood is always a safe bet with dry Alsace Riesling), but it’s also versatile and pairs with onion tarts, roast pork belly, dim sum, and Vietnamese dishes.
The 2019 Alsace vintage saw a good amount of summer heat that gave grapes concentration but wasn’t so hot that they lost their aromatics and freshness. Our price for this fantastic wine from this great vintage is perfect for stocking up. Some night this summer, you’ll be setting the table for a fresh seafood dinner and think “What wine should I open?” The answer will come right to you if you have this wine in the house, the dry Alsace Riesling you were smart enough to buy from BHW for a generous 34% off!
Aging: Traditional big old oak casks in order to reveal the specificities of its terroir.
Tasting Notes: 100% Riesling. This pale golden Riesling has the tell-tale mineral nose of Alsace Riesling along with flowers and white stone fruits. Dry and elegant with citrus and minerality on the palate with a long-lasting finish.
Subtle notes of orange and lemon show on the nose of this wine. The dry, slender palate is also imbued with these gentle, pure citrus notes, displaying a lovely balance of fruit, freshness, gentleness, and poise. It finishes dry and fresh. ~92 Wine Enthusiast (v. 2018)
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