The Mader domaine is a very small quantity, high quality wine producer based in the picture postcard village of Hunawihr in the middle of vineyards on the Route des Vins. The family own 9 hectares of vineyards, including prized holdings of vines in the famous ‘Rosacker’ Grand Cru vineyard and also now in the Grand cru Schl0ssberg. All vineyard work is carried out by hand and since 2005 their son Jerome is now running the estate having studied and gained a Diploma in Oenology. Since returning to the family estate Jerome has also converted all their vineyards to bio-dynamic viticulture.
The renowned Grand Cru Schlossberg is the largest Grand Cru of Alsace. It is a sought-after terroir for excellent Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. A firm, elegant aroma with some spicy apricots and only a hint of sous-bois. The taste is fruity and full and not at all sweet. The acidity is fresh, making it perfect on the table.
From granite soils and fermented in 350-liter barrels and stainless steel (3/4 to 1/4) the 2015 Grand Cru Schlossberg Pinot Gris Sec opens with an intense and slightly oaky, but also yeasty, bouquet with fine Pinot aromas. Intense and silky, with fine tannins and a lot of salt, this is an impressive, elegant and finessed Pinot Gris with a long and pure, stimulating salty finish. Bottled with 4.7 grams of residual sugar and 14.3% alcohol. Drink 2022-2030. Rating: 90+ Points; Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
|Brand||Jean Luc Mader|
|Unit Of Measure||ea|