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.
2016 Review: Contains almost 20% of de-classified Rosacker Grand cru fruit. The 2016 Riesling is 100% from Hunawihr (from deep limestone and clay) and, in total, six different sites and plots harvested during in 10 days in 2016. The wine opens clear and nicely aromatic, with some smoky flavors along with white-stone fruit and lemon flavors. Round, yet dry and elegant, on the palate, this is a finessed and salty Riesling that reveals good freshness, grip and tension on the palate. Still a bit reductive, the 2016 will be even better after one year of bottle aging. Rating: 88 Points; Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
|Brand||Jean Luc Mader|
|Unit Of Measure||ea|