Tasting notes, Wines from Alsace; July 30, 2022

                    Vin d’Alsace

2020 Mann (3 Terres)
Happy Lemon
Eguisheim / Alsace / France
100% Riesling
Created from very young vines planted in a combination of sandstone and granite, this racy, freshly styled Riesling unsurprisingly shows aromas and flavors of lemon juice and skin. Farmed organically.
2018 Bott-Geyl
Points Cardinaux Metiss
On Sale for $19.99
Beblenheim / Alsace / France
Pinot Blanc, Gris, Auxerrois, Noir
The Mestiss is a textural wine, showcasing all the sides of the Pinot family from the mineral to the rich to the red-fruited. It is logical that the disparate elements of this bottling work, as they are all related.
2020 Weinbach
Pinot Blanc

On sale for $27.99
Kaysersberg / Alsace / France
100% Pinot Blanc
The 2020 Pinot Blanc is the product of organically grown grapes from old vines planted adjacent to the winery. The wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged in large neutral oak casks.
2019 Schoffit
Cuvée Caroline
Colmar / Alsace / France
100% Gewurztraminer
The aromatic Gewurztraminer is a force to be reckoned with, offering a wide range of flavors from the tropical to the spicy. Schoffit produces this textbook example from 50-year-old vines planted in gravel.
2019 Zind-Humbrecht
Roche Calcaire
Turckheim / Alsace / France
100% Pinot Gris
The Humbrecht family has been producing estate wines since 1947, though their winemaking roots are likely at least 200 years older. The Calcaire Pinot Gris is a blend of several Grand Cru sites and seeks to express the limestone soils of four vineyards (Jebsal, Windsbuhl, Heimbourg, Rotenberg) 
NV Pierre Sparr
Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé
Beblenheim / Alsace / France
100% Pinot Noir
Sparr ages their Cremant Rose for 18 months on the lees prior to release. This bottling emphasizes tart red fruits and toasty, brioche-like characters. A stand out value in the Rosé sparkling category.