Hi Everyone, I'd take a guess and say most readers are familiar with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, but perhaps are unaware of the 4th great region - Alsace. As Jancis Robinson puts it " Alsace is one of the great, under-appreciated treasures of the wine world" which means great bargains can be had, just like the Trimbach Riesling 2014 we offer today. Alsace Riesling reminds me of Clare Valley's international reputation - drinkers are just starting to realise the Clare Rieslings are world class. And with comments like that above from Jancis Robinson, drinkers are waking up to Alsace Riesling.
What makes this riesling so special is the texture - it's rich and very textural and has an oh so charming lick of fruit sweetness but remains clean & dry. It's something that isn't made in Australia and is what makes Alsace rieslings unique.
If you haven't come across Trimbach, rest assured this is isn't some made up name brand a big box retailer invented, rather quite the opposite; it's one of the most famous riesling producers in France, was established almost 500 years ago and includes several Grand Cru wines worth hundreds of dollars.
A quick search of Trimbach Riesling 2014 will reveal our competitors selling this wine up to $34, but this is the Cloudwine newsletter you're reading and you enjoy a bargain. So not only is the $24.99 price tag about as low as Alsace Riesling gets in Australia, especially for a big name producer like Trimbach, it's also one of the best value rieslings in the country.
THE SHIRAZ NAMED BEST ORGANIC WINE AT ROYAL MELBOURNE
The 2016 Pig in the House Shiraz has been awarded the highest honours for an organic wine at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show.
The wine was awarded the Trophy for the Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine of Show, along with a Gold Medal (96/100) in its class. It was also short listed for the top wine in show, not bad considering it was up against some major winery’s in Australia.The wine was also short listed for best shiraz in show and was up against wines that retail for $100 a bottle. You can buy this wine for a tick under $20, talk about a bargain. See below for more details.
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