Introductory Freight Offer: Spend $300 and you qualify for FREE DELIVERY to addresses in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

Domaine Kientzler Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg 2015

Domaine Kientzler Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg 2015

Regular price $84.00 Sale price $104.00

Unit price per 

only 3 left in stock

Shopify secure badge

Variety: Riesling
Country, Region: France, Alsace
Appellation: Alsace Grand Cru

‘The 2015 Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg opens with an aromatic and intense bouquet of ripe yellow apples and some smoky/dusty flavors. Fresh and piquant on the palate, this is a rich and elegant, seriously structured Riesling with a very long and complex, enormously salty finish. I'd keep the 2015 at least for six or seven years before I pull the cork. The finish is enormously complex and long. Pure and fresh, really stunning for 2015. To Eric Kientzler, this is the best of the warm vintage of the past 10 years. Drink 2021-2040’ 93+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate, July 2017. 

'One of the most talented Winemakers in Alsace ... he has Riesling and Gewürztraminer growing in prime sites and it is what he manages to do with these that ranks his wines among the very best in Alsace. Although his generic Riesling has great class and finesse, his Grand Cru Geisberg and Grand Cru Osterberg are very much finer. The Geisberg is the riper and more opulent, with a wisp of smokiness to the fruit, the Osterberg is more classic and flinty, requiring longer in bottle.' The Wines of Alsace, Tom Stevenson.

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than 5 generations in Ribeauville and the surrounding area. As early as 1866, Dominique Alphonse Kientzler had inherited vines from his father and grandfather and in 1895 was involved in the creation of France's first winemaking cooperative in Ribeauville, in addition to running the local grocery shop. His son Alphonse carried on the grocery business while also tending to the vines; he eventually became the Mayor of Ribeauville either side of World War II.

It was Alphonse's son Francois though, who was the first to fully concentrate on wine production, taking himself off to Switzerland to study viticulture. By the 1970s, he was joined by his son Andre in the wine business and the pair undertook a massive replanting program to replace much of the old Chasselas with the noble Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer varieties.

Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14ha of vines in Ribeauville, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg and Kirchberg. And in turn Andre handed over the reins to his sons in 2009; Thierry looks after the winemaking and Eric the commercial side of the business.

Close (esc)

Newsletters and Special Offers

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news on all the top wines, plus extra special offers from time-to-time.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now