Pierre Arnold - ‘Diamant Liquide’ Riesling en Barrique 2017

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Country:  France

Region:  Alsace

Subregion or Appellation:  Dambach-la-Ville

Viticulture:  Certified Organic 2012

Terroir:  Mainly granite, with two types of mica that retain heat and let water filter through; at the bottom of the hill the soils are sandy as well as alluvial

Varieties Grown:  Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Silvaner, Auxerrois

Domaine Size:  8 ha


Grapes Riesling

Vintage:  2017Harvest

Fermentation/Élevage:  direct pressed into burgundy barrels and rested for 18 months

ABV:  12.5%

Notes:  ~30 year old vines, hand harvested, indigenous yeast, unfined, minimal added sulfur