DOMAINE ACHILLEE, RIESLING HAHNENBERG, 6 Bottle Case 75cl
Certified organic and biodynamic and made by a family who have farmed in this area of Alsace for more than 400 years.
Our personal Achillée favorite. A real highlight in our tasting rounds! Achillée Riesling Hahnenberg, that's how natural works with class. Instead of fruit aromas, there are earthy, yeasty and nutty notes and spices. Saffron, honeycomb, hay and sunflowers, graphite and flint, slightly musty hints, baked apples, light tobacco, bread spices, cinnamon, salted nuts and flint. Uff, take a deep breath first! If you try a sip, the warm, spicy impression continues and is complemented by stimulating Riesling acid freshness. Yeast dough, lemon tart, but without any sweetness. Herbal spice (oregano) and a super nutty-salty, long finish with a very fine, clayey tannin.
92 points - Meininger's world of wine
Based in the village of Scherwiller, halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar, Domaine Achillée was not named so due to their weak ankles. Achillée is the name for yarrow, a very important plant used in biodynamic farming and one that grows abundantly on the Dietrich family’s vineyards. Their winery is rumoured to be the largest building made of straw in Europe.