From the SE facing upper portion of the Zinnkoepflé (roughly 1200 feet elevation) where the soils are dominated by limestone/calcaire. WOW. In no brainer, self-evident fashion, this wine screams deep class and complete complexity, its Grand cru status more than obviously justified. There were five long time private customers who were tasting with me, and they all got swoony and palpitated with this one, all of whom bought this. Geeky sophisticated me and my tastes aside, when it is good, it is good, and everybody knows it. Its driving acidity and salty minerality are even more seamless enrobed by its pure stone fruit, with fascinating multi-faceted aromatic complexity, with clearly noble and intense, deep palate presence and length. Quite an awesome intro to the Zinnkoepflé for me!! Bravo Agathe! Another little * awarded here. Get what you can justify, and thank me later. Technical stats: 7.4 g/L RS, 13.23% alc, 8.17 g/L acidity.
“Bright straw-green. Expressive aromas of melon, kiwi, coconut and lemon verbena, plus a whisper of minerals. Fresh, juicy, multilayered and dense, in a pliant style supported by harmonious, lively acidity. Finishes with strong, persistent fruit and floral nuances. Very refined Riesling. Bursin’s plots in the grand cru are some of the highest, situated right beneath the woods at the top of the slope.” 93 Ian D’Agata