Cave de Hunawihr, Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker, 2021
Region: Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Straw yellow in colour, this elegant wine shows notes of lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Aromatic hints of citrus are complemented by crisp acidity and a lively finish. This is a complex and zesty wine with great potential for bottle development.
The 5.6 hectare Rosacker Grand Cru vineyard is north of Hunawihr, a small village between Ribeauville and Riquewihr. This is also where the famous parcel of Clos St Hune is located. Cave de Hunawihr work with 12 different growers who together own 5 hectares of this Grand Cru. The vineyard is situated 260-330 metres above sea level, facing east/south-east, with heavy, clay soils rich in calcium and magnesium, with limestone pebbles. The vines are on average years old.
Cave de Hunawihr is a co-operative in Alsace, which was founded in 1954 in an attempt to re-establish winemaking in a territory that suffered greatly during World War Two. Today, Hunawihr has grown to 110 members and is equipped with a renovated winery and 200 hectares of vineyards, 80% of which are situated in Hunawihr and its surroundings, Riquewihr and Zellenberg. The Grand Cru holdings amount to 13 hectares and include Rosacker, Froehn, Sporen, Schoenenbourg and Osterberg.