Joseph Cattin, Riesling Grand Cru Hatschbourg

£16.00

Description

The estate is run by Jacques senior and Jacques junior, who joined his father in 2007. Both continue to be closely associated in the winemaking process. With a total of 60ha under their control, this is one of the largest family-run estates in Alsace. Both continue to be closely associated in the winemaking process. There are around 20 other growers with holdings in the Hatschbourg (with an average of one hectare apiece) although much of the production gets sold to the co-operatives or négociant houses. Between the growers there has been a 20-year agreement which prevents the spraying of herbicides and insecticides within the Grand Cru and there is a self-imposed 55hl/ha limit on the yields. Although not certified, the Cattin’s work organically in all of their own vineyards. This Riesling has a rich gold colour, on the nose is intense, slightly mineral with citrus notes and on the palate, has mineral characteristics with slight citrus notes.

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