Trois Châteaux from Kuentz-Bas

I have just returned from a two-week tasting trip to France that ended in the beautiful region of Alsace. I am in love with the region, the people, and the wines, and I hope all my purchases will continue to find appreciative homes in America! I am inspired by the work that young Samuel Tottoli is doing at the Kuentz-Bas estate, which was founded in Husseren-les-Châteaux in 1795. Husseren is perched high on a hill above the limestone vineyards that give it fame, and the châteaux that can still be seen on the hillside above it were strategic in the Middle Ages. Biodynamically farmed, the estate vineyards for these Trois Châteaux cuvées produce grapes that are harvested manually, fermented with wild yeasts, and aged in old foudres. They are fine examples of Alsace’s greatest triumph: dry white wines. – Dixon Brooke

2012 SYLVANER >
“TROIS CHÂTEAUX”

From a parcel of seventy-year-old vines on the slopes below Husseren, this is like your average Sylvaner in 3-D. The variety’s natural tendencies are in the spotlight—full, powerful, smoky, and viscous. It is tough to beat with smoked salmon or trout.

$24.00 per bottle $259.20 per case

2012 PINOT AUXERROIS
“TROIS CHÂTEAUX” >

Here is a very rare bird, Auxerrois bottled pure! It is most often blended with Pinot Blanc to produce Pinot d’Alsace or Crémant. Check out this bottle to see what the grape is capable of when old vines are worked biodynamically: rich, creamy, and complex.

$24.00 per bottle $259.20 per case

2012 RIESLING >
“TROIS CHÂTEAUX”

This bottling includes a goodly portion of young-vine grand cru fruit, and it tastes like it. Racy and pure, with a full arsenal of fruit and ample style, this is a complete Alsatian Riesling experience. It is delicious right now but will also age well if you so desire.

$29.00 per bottle $313.20 per case

 

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