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Ruhlmann Alsace Riesling Granit 'S' 2016

Ruhlmann Alsace Riesling Granit 'S' 2016
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An award winning single vineyard wine grown on pristine granite soil. Lemon, lime, stone fruit and incredible minerality are the stars of the show. All class!

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Ruhlmann Alsace Riesling Granit 'S' 2016

Since the Ruhlmanns first planted grapes in 1688 under the watchful eye of a Hungarian Knight, they have been perfecting the art of making riesling. This Granit S riesling not surprisingly given its name, was grown on perfect granite soil on the roving hills of Alsace under cool nights and warm sunny days, a terroir which produces something super special.

After the first pour, the aroma is dominated by lemon and lime, but you quickly pick up some stone fruit as well. In the mouth, more citrus attack but this incredible minerality only Euro wines seem to be able to produce on some special occasions. The Ruhlmann family put it down to the specificity of the granite soil. And the sea water that used to cover these granite soils hundreds of millenniums ago before the land began being cultivated for wine around 150 AD.

So, what sets this wine apart from the rest is its granite rich soil and just to remind you, it comes in a beautiful clear white bottle. You can almost taste the history in each sip. Now that’s pretty deep for Popsy & JJ! We matched it with a Thai seafood medley (click for recipe) during our tasting. Absolutely awesome!

Popsy & JJ tasted and food matched August 2019

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You can almost taste the granite soil in this wine. Superb minerality, citrus and finesse!
The terroir just defines this wine. The subtle taste in the glass of the granite soil and the sea that once swept over the area is just outstanding.

Try it with...

Fish curry

Thai stir fried beef with basil and chilli

Roast snapper fillet with tomatoes and shallots

Oysters with Tetsuya Sauce

Thai seafood medley

Char grilled octopus with garlic and olive oil