Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2007
This small co-operative covers just 185 hectares in the Haut-Rhin, 9km from Colmar. It was founded in 1955 and has 110 members. It was rated the best co-operative in Alsace, and third in the whole of France, by the Revue de Vins de France in 2005.
Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the Cave in 2004 and is now making increasingly high quality wines. The vineyards are planted with 26% Riesling, 24% Pinot Blanc, 20% Gewurtztraminer,15% Pinot Gris and 10% Pinot Noir. This Riesling wine is delicate pale lemon in color with silvery tints. The nose is rich, aromatic and still youthful with delicate hints of lemon, orange zest, peach and pear. The mouth shows the same complexity with deep acidity typical of the Rosacker Terroir balanced by good levels of residual sugar. This wine finishes dry with a long, persistent aftertaste dominated by flavors of lime.