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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gisselbrecht 'Alsace' Riesling 2009

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Growing Region: Dambach, Alsace, France

Owner/ Winemaker: Claude Gisselbrecht

TASTING NOTE:
If you ever find yourself in Alsace - I recommend that you make your way to this charming little village of Dambach, which is not usually in the main tourist destinations brochure, but will definitely be a truly authentic memory when returning home. Do visit the Gisselbrecht winery, simply turn left when you see the large village gates (don't drive through the gates) and the winey is 100m on your left.
Last week I had friends come over with a large bag of fresh prawns, so we found as many ways to cook and enjoy them. So what better wine match than something with natural citrus notes and a lively mouth feel to compliment the natural oils and flavours in shellfish than a bottle of Riesling.
This Alsatian Riesling is made in a dry style, but still packed with personality. A stunning expression and is probably the most elegant of Alsace varietals. The wine has a delightfully nose, fruity and floral, with hints of green apple, pear, and grapefruit. A bright mouth feel and the finish is fresh and delicate.
Serve at 10-11C.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this season; and over the next 4-5 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with most shellfish, vegetarian dishes and 'very young' Brie or Camembert, enjoy.

Classic Status Riesling.

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