2016 Kientzler Muscat Kirchberg de Ribeauville Grand cru

2016 Kientzler Muscat Kirchberg de Ribeauville Grand cru


Dry Muscat knows no greater nobility than the best of Alsace, with this ’16 Kirchberg one of the finest that Ian D’Agata has ever reviewed….based on what I already have tasted in Grand cru ’16 Muscat from the Dirlers, I can imagine this one being a knockout. This is a very small production for them, once again, beautiful things in small packages being oh-so-worthy…Get some!

Technical stats: 12.88% alcohol, 0.76! g/L RS, 5.5 g/L acidity.

“Pale straw-green. Pungently floral and minty grapefruit notes on the deep nose. Then ripe and rich on the palate, with an insidious hint of sweetness despite this qualifying (at least numbers-wise) as a classically dry white wine (only 2 g/L residual sugar). Finishes with a bracing whiplash of limy acidity. Knockout, very perfumed 100% Muscat Ottonel (a rarity in Alsace, as usually there is a small percentage of Muscat d’Alsace also included for added structure); Kientzler owns two parcels of old vines of this grape variety, planted in 1971 and 1978.” 94 Ian D’Agata

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