A touch of typicity

With the ‘Discovering AOCs’ range, Maison Castel shares its passion for French tradition and ‘savoir-faire’ - in a range of appellation wines that show the diversity of the French winegrowing regions, from the timeless style of Bordeaux to the lesser known wines of Jurançon. Do you know all the regions in our ‘Discovering AOCs’ range?

Alsace Riesling


Appearance : bright with a pale yellow hue with green tints
Nose : bouquet of great finesse, elegant, with subtle fruit flavors (lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit, peach, pear, stewed fruits ...) and floral (white flowers, lime, white nettle ...)
Palate : dry wine with a vivacity on the palate, structured with a good aromatic length
Serve : between 12-14°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : fish and shellfish, poultry and white meat
Recommended dish : snacked Coquilles St. Jacques

Origin

The climate of the Rhine Valley, its cradleland, suits the AOC Alsace Riesling perfectly. This late variety is found especially on the original acids land granite or sandstone, the sedimentary rocks of the Vosges foothills and on gravelly soils. Old wine vines providing greater concentration and intensity.

Vinification

Very short skin maceration which varies according to the vintages and the grapes used in order to extract aromatic potential without adversely affecting the quality of the musts. Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation is used to preserve the wine’s varietal and aromatic qualities along with its structure and length.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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