Riesling G Cru `Rosacker` Vincent Sipp Dom. Agape 2015

Country
France
Producer
Domaine Agape
Grape(s)
Riesling (100%)
Type
White
Style
Mineral
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Producer

The name `Agape` means `love` in Greek, the universal love which we receive in its purest form, with no strings attached. Created in 2008 by Vincent and Isabelle Sipp, Domaine Agape brings together 10ha of vineyard located on the best slopes of Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Riquewihr - well known for Agilo-calcaire soils producing structured wines with good ageing potential. They are well represented on the prestige Grand Crus of Schoenenbourg, Rosacker and Osterberg. All work in the vineyard is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail. allowing the fruit to be the main expression.
Tasting Notes
The heavy limestone soils of the Rosacker Grand Cru yield expressive Rieslings of exceptional qulity. The nose if intense with aromas of grapefruit and lemon with pepper and green leafy notes and a soft mineral edge. It is pale yellow in colour and very dry with an explosion of citrus, stone fruit and floral flavours on the palate with a searing lime acidity that balances the fruit in a complex and long finish.
Food
A complex dry wine that will match baked or poached river fish, pot roast chicken and game birds as well as strong cheeses like Munster.
Media
Fourth in Decanters Wine of the Year 2016 list.