I am lucky enough to have had a chance to taste Grand Cru Gloeckelberg from Koeberlé Kreyer estate. What I wonderful moment, what a wine!
First of all, I'd like to thank my colleague and friend Robert, a real wine lover always ready to share his experience and wine tasting, who gently offered me the possibility to experience this wine. Let me give you some insights.
Preparation of the tasting : the bottle had been put in the fridge for about 3 hours as well as the glass.
The tasting : the nose is expressful, the color looks like gold.
In the mouth, the tasting is a full time experience during which feelings are following each other. First stage, the wine is gently but surely wrapping the entire mouth with a thin layer of sweetness. Few wine could actually achieve this result in quality and length. As this wine is perfectly balanced in terms of sweetness and acidity, the experience repeat itself. After the "sweet", here comes the acidity. As explained in the below video (refer to the last 20s), Vendange Tardives with Sélection de Grains Nobles wines tend to provide rather long finish. Typically the case here, what a length my dear reader!
I have to drop some words about the context of this wine. Let's study each element :
- Koeberlé Kreyer : independant wine makers since 1760!
|Koeberlé Kreyer : Alsace independant wine makers|
- Gloeckelberg : place where the wineyard are located
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- Grape : Pinot gris also know as Tokay.
- Vendance Tardive with Sélection de Grains Nobles (source : Alsace Regional Wine Body):
|Grains nobles grapes (noble rot), hand-picked one by one in the vineyard!|
Very very interesting easy going self-learning video : "Discovering Alsace wines with Joanna Simon : Vendanges Tardives/late harvest (grains nobles/noble rot)"
- 2000 : as 2005, 2000 is also an exceptional vintage.
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