Vieil Armand Ollwiller Grand Cru Riesling 2017




Grand Cru Riesling from the grounds of Château Ollwiller in Wuenheim, one of only two castles in Alsace to produce wine under the name “Château”. The oldest vines here were planted in 1925 with roots penetrating deep into the unique marl-sandstone and limestone-base soils helping produce fine and elegant wines with great ageing potential.

Rich gold in colour with aromas of lemon peel, pear, white flowers and hints of fennel, the palate is elegant and minerally, with a racy acidity that’s kept in check by rich layers of apricot, pineapple, mango and pear, and just a touch of residual sugar for an off-dry finish.

Amazing with salmon or Saint Jacques Tartare, goats cheese or Roquefort.

  • Rich, elegant, off-dry
  • 750 ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2032

Producer: La Cave du Vieil Armand

La Cave du Vieil Armand is one of the smallest cooperative cellars in Alsace, pulling together the vineyards and generational expertise of 80 wine growing families across 10 municipalities. The winery takes its name from the Vieil Armand, the summit of Hartmannswillerkopf mountain which was one of the biggest battlefields of the First World War. It was the French soldiers gave the summit its nickname and in 1958 the vine growers on the slopes of Vieil Armand named their new winery after it (probably thankful for us as Hartmannswillerkopf Gewurztraminer doesn't roll off the tongue just as easily!).

The winery specialises in the Alsation varietals, notably Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer, and produces Grand Crus, Vendages Tardives and Sélections de Grain Nobles (late harvest and noble rot wines), and Crémant d'Alsace. Recently there's been a push towards organic conversion, with the 'Happy' range the first certified organic wines produced by the cooperative with the 2020 harvest.

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